WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday that Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government received $478,748 from the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
These federal resources, made available by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will be used to assist Lexington’s coronavirus response efforts.
Senator McConnell introduced the CARES Act, which became the largest economic rescue package in history, and led it to enactment in about a week.
“Medical professionals and first responders in Kentucky are courageously protecting our families and communities from the coronavirus. I’m proud to support their lifesaving work in the Senate through the CARES Act,” said Senator McConnell.
“Last week, I traveled to Lexington to personally express my thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at the University of Kentucky who are selflessly working to defeat this virus in our Commonwealth. These funds will provide further assistance to those on the frontlines of our response and support the strong leadership of Mayor Gorton and her team. As Senate Majority Leader, I’m constantly working to help Kentucky overcome the coronavirus crisis and begin to safely and smartly reopen our economy.”
“Thanks to Senator McConnell for helping our City recover from the economic blow of COVID-19," said Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton. "Fighting this virus has been very expensive at a time when our revenues are falling because of the slowdown of our economy."