Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

January 25, 2021

Looney & Ritter Respond to Republican Letter Opposing COVID-19 Safety Measures

Connecticut Republicans are underplaying the seriousness of the crisis and the administrative challenges of distributing the vaccines while we are dealing with ongoing consequences of the ineptitude and inadequate planning of the previous Republican national administration.

There are many areas of our COVID-19 response that require immediate executive action related to the pandemic and vaccination distribution. A vast majority of the Governor’s orders cut red tape quickly, in a matter of a day or even hours, to provide rapid pandemic response and economic relief to businesses, municipalities and residents.

We are confident the General Assembly will maintain and assert its proper role during the legislative session especially in the budget process in both allocation of our own revenues and what may come through the federal pipeline where there is state discretion.”

-Senate President Martin Looney (D-New Haven)

-Speaker of the House Matt Ritter (D-Hartford)