WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement upon news of an agreement between the Trump Administration, Senate Republicans, and Senate Democrats on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act:

“This virus has disrupted our entire way of life. Closures, quarantines, and measures to slow the virus will not last forever — we will defeat this disease — but right now the American people need help. The CARES Act will deliver that much-needed help directly to families, workers, and businesses of all sizes.

“Speaker Pelosi’s efforts to derail this bill with unrelated socialist policy wasted critical days and did an untold amount of damage to our economy and the livelihood of families, but fortunately we were able to fight back the partisan policy and get this bill focused back on helping families and businesses. In this historic moment, the House must rise above partisanship and move to immediately take up the CARES Act. The American people are counting on us for quick, decisive action, and I’m confident we’ll come together at this time and rise to meet this challenge.”