Joyce Joins Problem Solvers Caucus in Unveiling Bipartisan ÔBack to Work’ Plan to Reopen U.S. Economy Safely

Apr 20, 2020

BAINBRIDGE – Today, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) joined his colleagues on the Problem Solvers Caucus to unveil their Reopening and Recovery “Back to Work” Checklist, a multi-faceted, data-driven proposal focused on reopening America safely and reigniting the economy. The plan will serve as guiding principles that the Problem Solvers Caucus – a bipartisan group in Congress comprised of 50 members equally divided between Democrats and Republicans – hope to see incorporated and addressed in the country’s plans to address the global COVID-19 crisis.


“COVID-19 is a two-headed monster, having created both a public health crisis and an economic one,” said Joyce. “Not only do we need to accept the fact that COVID-19 will be a part of our society until we have a vaccine, we need to plan for it. There’s no doubt that we are entering uncharted territory as we prepare to reopen our country, but we can do it safely if we work together. I’m proud to be part of the Problem Solvers Caucus and firmly believe our bipartisan checklist offers an in-depth guide that will help us reignite our economy while also protecting Americans from this deadly virus.” 


The Caucus’ bipartisan recommendations focused on public health, economic rescue and long-term stimulus plans including:

  • the importance of rapid mass COVID-19 testing;
  • the need to establish new supply chains for manufactured goods, including pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, and give financial incentives to bring overseas manufacturers back to the United States (this includes the supply chain for personal protective gear to cover workers in all essential sectors, from food service to schools); and
  • providing historic investment in our nation’s infrastructure to make it as easy as possible for businesses to compete as the economy re-opens.

Copies of the Reopening and Recovery Back to Work Checklist have been delivered to Congressional leadership and the White House as options for immediate consideration in the next phase(s) of COVID-19 response legislation. You can read the checklist in its entirety here.



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