Steil Demands Answers from Governor Evers on Status of Wisconsin’s CARES Act Funding

July 29, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Bryan Steil calls on Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers to clarify how Wisconsin’s nearly $2 billion allotment from the CARES Act has been spent. The most recent public data from the U.S. Treasury Department found that 3.8%, or $75 million, of Wisconsin’s nearly $2 billion CARES Act money has been spent.

“The CARES Act provided $2.2 billion for the State of Wisconsin to spend on distributing PPE, helping workers get back to their jobs, reopening schools safely, and protecting people’s health. Before Congress passes additional funding, states should first use CARES Act funds. We must know why, four months after the CARES Act became enacted, more than $2.1 billion of the $2.2 billion in funding remain unspent,” said Steil.

You can read a copy of Steil’s letter to Governor Evers here.

The U.S. Treasury Department released a report that the State of Wisconsin has spent 3.8% of the funds received from the CARES Act. The CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020.