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Barfield: Essential Public Workers and All Americans Need Broad Federal Assistance Immediately

While that pandemic rages on in our community, the decision to actually strengthen the public health safety net – and other essential municipal services – is being made right now in our nation’s capital and the biggest obstacle has turned out to be the U.S. Senate majority.