Stamas comments on passage of $1.2B COVID-19 health care supplemental spending bill

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Stamas, R-Midland, issued the following statement after passage of the House Bill 5523, a fiscal year 2022 supplemental bill to provide $1.2 billion in COVID-19 assistance:

“This latest supplemental builds on the billions of dollars we have already provided to fight the effects of the coronavirus by providing the resources to keep our kids in school safely, support our health care workers in hospitals and nursing homes, and provide funding for early COVID-19 therapies to help take the strain off our hospitals around the state.”