Senator Brian Williams Applauds Passage of Supplemental Budget Bill Containing COVID-19 Relief Funding
JEFFERSON CITY – State Sen. Brian Williams, D-University City, along with his fellow senators, voted to pass House Bill 2014 on Wednesday, April 8. This supplemental spending bill provides additional funding to the state’s departments and agencies to assist them as they work to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
On Tuesday, April 7, members of the Senate Appropriations Committee discussed and approved the legislation during the bill’s Senate hearing. A day later, the full Senate met to discuss the matter, ultimately passing the $6 billion funding proposal.
“I feel privileged to be a member of the Appropriations Committee, and I am proud of my colleagues for their hard work on this important funding matter,” Sen. Williams said. “The funding authorized in HB 2014 will play a critical role in equipping Missouri to deal with this devastating pandemic. I firmly believe that this spending bill has the potential to save the lives of countless Missourians.”
Following the Senate’s approval of HB 2014, the Missouri House of Representatives also gave their approval to the funding proposal. The legislation now heads to the governor’s desk for his consideration.
Please visit Sen. Williams’ official Missouri Senate website at senate.mo.gov/williams.