Tillis Continues To Deliver For North Carolina In Fight Against COVID-19

July 23rd, 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Senator Tillis today released a new plan for continuing North Carolina’s physical and economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19. Here’s a round-up of his main accomplishments for the people of North Carolina.

Senator Tillis’ Response Highlights:

North Carolina Funding

  • Tillis worked across the aisle to expand the Paycheck Protection portion of the CARES Act which has yielded more than $12.4 billion for nearly 122,000 North Carolina small businesses in need and helped save over one million jobs
  • Tillis secured more than $4 billion in direct funding to the state of N.C. through the CARES Act. 
  • The CARES Act also included over $1.3 billion to North Carolina health care providers$378 million to North Carolina higher education institutions and students, over $430 million for North Carolina public schools, and $238 million for North Carolina airports. 
  • The Phase I relief package allocated an additional $13 million in North Carolina specific funding for medical supplies, research and development; and hospital and health system preparedness.

Leadership on Testing

Holding China Accountable
  • Tillis has said China was not forthcoming about COVID-19 and it cost us valuable time. 
  • That is why he released an 18-point plan to hold China accountable by ending economic dependency on China, formally investigating Chinese communist leaders, sanctioning the Chinese government and expanding the United States military presence in Asia.
  • Tillis also joined other lawmakers in introducing a bill that allows Americans who have been harmed by COVID-19 to sue the Chinese government for their role in spreading the virus.
Connecting With North Carolinians
  • Tillis has held over 50 telephone town halls to keep the people of North Carolina informed of the federal response to COVID-19. 
    • Nearly 500,000 North Carolinians have participated in Tillis’ telephone town halls and he has answered over 600 constituent questions.