Thompson co-sponsors bill to extend CARES fund spending
U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-15th District, on Wednesday co-introduced bipartisan legislation to extend the deadline for counties to spend CARES Act funding.
The Leveraging Options for Counties and Localities (LOCAL) Act, which was co-introduced by U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean, an eastern Pennsylvania Democrat, would extend the deadline to Dec. 31, 2021.
The CARES Act appropriated $150 billion in Coronavirus relief funds to states and localities.
According to a news release from Thompson's office, many states still have a balance of unspent funds.
"Counties and municipalities have been hard hit by COVID-19, and the federal government must be nimble and able to pivot to address these challenges," Thompson said.
"Through the LOCAL Act, we will provide flexibility on unanticipated costs associated with coronavirus, with no additional cost to the taxpayers."