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Rep. Anderson backs plan to extend legislative session to deal with coronavirus pandemic

Mississippi Rep. Jeramey Anderson releases statement following today’s vote on House Concurrent Resolution 69

Rep. Jeramey Anderson today voted in favor of a resolution to extend the Legislative session for successive periods of thirty (30) days until the end of the year to consider legislation that will help Mississippi fight the coronavirus pandemic.

“This is a very fluid situation,” he said. “We should be able to continue to meet and pass bills to give our people the best chance to overcome any new challenges presented in these uncertain times.

“We need to be prepared to deal with a second wave of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, that is likely to occur in conjunction with the regular flu season later this year,” he said. “By extending the session, we will not be forced to rush bills through the process, or to meet in a special session with a very narrow agenda. I believe this offers my constituents the transparency in government that they deserve, it will enhance their ability to follow developments in the Legislature and their communities. It will also allow more time for us to hear their valuable advice on how they think we should proceed.

“As always, I’ll be working for the people of Mississippi whether we are in session or not.”


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