$56 MILLION FOR FAMILIES OF VICTIMS OF HOLYOKE SOLDIERS’ HOME (H 4932)

By Bob Katzen

The House 153-0, approved $56 million in funding for the families of the victims of the COVID-19 outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home.

“No amount of money will ever make up for the devastating loss and heartbreak that these families have been through,” said Sen. John Velis (D-Holyoke) the chair of the Veterans and Federal Affairs Committee. “That anguish and grief will always be there, but this settlement does ensure that the families will not have to continue to endure the painful process of litigation. I am glad that the House has passed this swiftly and am committed to getting these funds across the finish line in the Senate.”

“No amount of money can make up for the loss these families have suffered,” said Rep. Patricia Duffy (D-Holyoke). “But I am gratified that an agreement has been reached and fulfilled.”

(A “Yes” vote is for the bill).

Rep. Christine Barber Yes Rep. Mike Connolly Yes Rep. Erika Uyterhoeven Yes

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