Wednesday, April 01, 2020

TKC MUST READ!!! CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER: INCLUDE KANSAS CITY IN CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS!!!



Here's a look at the top ranking elected official in this cowtown working to garner economic relief for so many locals & small biz suffering pandemic impact.

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Rep. Cleaver Pushes Treasury To Include Kansas City In COVID-19 Relief Fund

For Immediate Release

April 1, 2020

(Kansas City, MO) - Today, United States Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) urged Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to provide Kansas City with direct funding from the $150 billion COVID-19 Relief Fund set up for states and major cities under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

“As the largest city in Missouri—with a recently estimated population above 505,000—Kansas City meets the criteria for the Coronavirus Relief Fund. It is precisely the kind of vulnerable urban locality these critical funds were intended for when Congress passed the bill last week,” said Congressman Cleaver. “With the number of cases in Missouri continuing to rise, these funds are crucial to the city’s fight to protect our most defenseless populations, while providing the local healthcare system the tools it needs to care for those who will fall ill.”

In the letter, Cleaver wrote:

“I write to ensure that the Department of Treasury, in the implementation of the CARES Act (H.R. 748) Title VI Coronavirus Relief Fund, provides Kansas City, Missouri its appropriate support. This important provision will offer necessary relief to a city beset by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and provide the assistance Congress intended they receive when drafting and voting on this measure…As drafted, the provision was intended to distinctly assist large urbanized areas, with a population density that makes these communities distinctly susceptible to the health crisis we currently face—urbanized areas such as Kansas City.”

Title VI of the CARES Act created the Coronavirus Relief Fund, which offers $150 billion in rapid assistance to states and localities across the nation to meet the funding needs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The population threshold for localities to receive direct funding from the $150 billion fund is 500,000 people, considering large, urbanized areas are more susceptible to the spread and financial strain of coronavirus. If a locality does not meet that threshold, the funding is sent to the state to distribute as they see fit. Missouri is currently set to receive roughly $3.25 billion from the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

According to the 2018 Census, taken nearly two years ago, Kansas City had a population of almost 492,000 people. Today, it’s clear that Kansas City meets the 500,000 population threshold, however there was no Census count in 2019, and the 2020 Census is currently underway. Because there is no official Census stating Kansas City’s current population figures, Cleaver is calling for the Treasury to work with the municipal government and Mid-America Regional Council to certify Kansas City’s greater than 500,000 population and ensure the city gets the direct funding it is entitled to under the CARES Act. As the CARES Act requires a swift dispersal of these funds, Cleaver is asking for an expedited processing of their request.

Congressman Cleaver’s full letter attached.
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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

KC needs the money badly. Things could get horrible in KC and without help from the Federal government there will be many people left without work, resources or a future.

Thank you Congressman Cleaver!

Anonymous said...

KC should be first in line. Missouri is a hotspot and both Kansas and Missouri have disaster declarations. Would like to see Hawley, Blunt, Roberts and Moran sign on to this also. At the very least the mayors and elected leaders of the 4 core counties need to get out their pens and start writing letters and making phone calls.

Anonymous said...

Streetcars, stadiums, convention hotels, entertainment districts, animal shelters, etc. that is how money is spent in KC. No money for KC and KC's population is not 505,000. KC budget 492,000.

Anonymous said...

But the city budget says we have 490,000 people. I for one find that hard to believe by about 50,000. With kc’s inability to be trusted with numbers, 25 million anally being one of them and toy train being the other, we just can’t believe that the cleave isn’t trying to get money for the jazz district. The cleave can’t be trusted to do or get anything right because he nevar has to begin with.

Anonymous said...

Don’t worry people, the census will fix that problem.

Anonymous said...

Cleaver begging for more money to be wasted by local politicians.

Byron Funkhouser said...

^^So, you don't need any help?

Send Cleaver an email telling him so.

Anonymous said...

500,000 is still 500,000, and the law is still the law!

If both Cleaver and Lucas are willing to go to jail for defrauding the Government should the Census prove that KCMO's population is under 500,000, then it would be okay for the Treasury to take their word that Kansas City's population has increased by 10% in the last decade, something it hasn't managed to do since 1950.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Oh, and if the population has not increased enough, then in addition to going to jail for fraud, Cleaver and Lucas would have to agree that no City employees could receive any salary until the entire amount defrauded from the USA has been repaid to the Treasury!

Anonymous said...

No you dumbshit dependant. Some people plan for hard times. It's called living below your means. Having a paid off car 7 year old phone. Shit like that......

Retro ROCKER said...

That money will be gone in a Few months, And then the taxpayers pick up the slack .Send the money, but keep an eye on how it is spent.

Representative Fart and Swallow-well said...

Useless blathering, as usual, from carwash. What a snow job he pulls on his "community". They will continue to vote him in for the "free Stuff" party, but they really end up screwed even worse. Just another dimocrat getting rich off the poor suckers who support him. Identity politics in play.