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Scott Tipton on Medical Supplies Shortage, Additional Federal Support

U.S. House of Representatives

On Friday, President Donald Trump signed a bipartisan relief package that will inject $2 trillion in aid in the fight against COVID-19.

Rep. Scott Tipton supported the legislation because it addressed his two main concerns: medical resources for the health care system and economic protections for impacted businesses and people. 

It’s the third such package passed by Congress. As Speaker Nancy Pelosi begins to shape the details of a fourth, Tipton said its best to wait to see the effects of the CARES Act.

“Let’s let this get infused and start to see what the impacts are going to be,” said Tipton, a Republican who represents Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. “We don’t know what the needs are going to be.”

Tipton said he’s also been talking with local government officials like the Montezuma County commissioners and Cortez Mayor Karen Sheek as they discuss overflow plans for the hospital.

Hear Rep. Tipton’s full interview with KSJD below, where he also addresses the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus and why he believes states should continue to determine the necessity of stay-at-home orders.