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NEWS: Congressman San Nicolas seeks Republican support for the HEROES Act

The following is news from the Office of Congressman Michael San Nicolas:

In a letter to Guam Republican Party State Chairman Senator Tony Ada, Congressman San Nicolas seeks the support of the Guam Republican National Committee for HR 6800 the HEROES Act.

"HR 6800 contains many provisions that will directly benefit Guam, including addressing legacy issues such as a 75% rebate of our Earned Income Tax Credit costs (EITC), and a billion dollar pool of funds to fix GMH," opened Congressman San Nicolas.

"Additionally we fix gaps in the CARES Act by raising the Economic Impact Payments (EIP) eligible minor dependent age to 18 (24 for students), funding EIP for qualified adult dependents, and extending the $600 unemployment bump from July 31 2020, to January 31 2021," Congressman San Nicolas continued.

"Perhaps most significant to the pandemic in HR 6800 is the creation of the HEROES Fund which provides public and private frontline and essential workers with a $13 per hour raise on top of their pay, capped at $10,000, for the duration of the pandemic emergency," Congressman San Nicolas added. "These are our nurses, doctors, medical assistants, police officers, firefighters, grocery workers, taxi drivers, convenience store clerks, warehouse crews, security guards, truck drivers, media personnel, and many many more who put themselves in harms way daily so that we can continue the fight against COVID-19, and they all deserve our support," Congressman San Nicolas continued.

"I am confident that our bi-partisan partnership that has helped secure War Claims passage and CARES Act passage will once again protect these valuable territory provisions we have secured for the people of Guam, as the measure clears the House and is considered by the Republican-controlled Senate and Executive Branches," Congressman San Nicolas concludes.

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