President Donald Trump held a conference call with numerous state, city, and Native American tribal officials to thank them for their involvement in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigating its effects. This is stated in a press release issued by the White House.
According to Deputy White House press Secretary Judd Deere, the President and his Cabinet representatives emphasized the administration’s “commitment to expanding the power of authorities at all levels to respond effectively to the COVID-19 outbreak.”
The conference call brought together heads of the ministries of Finance, health and human services, education, housing, and urban development, agriculture, Commerce, labor, justice, and transportation, who “joined the discussion about the unprecedented resources and opportunities that the Federal government has provided to state, local, and tribal leaders to address this common problem that requires solutions at all levels of government.”
Federal officials also provided updated and detailed information about the provision of unprecedented economic assistance under the CARES Act.
Since January 2020, the Trump administration has held about 120 briefings with more than 60,000 state, local, and tribal leaders in every state and territory in the United States.