Senator Says After Year of Devastating Pandemic, Plan Provides Tools, Resources Needed to Address Health and Economic Fallout Caused by COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. [3/11/21]—Today, U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) released the following statement after President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 and economic relief package. 

“For more than a year, our nation has been hit hard by a devastating and deadly pandemic. By signing the American Rescue Plan into law today, President Biden has delivered on his promise to Americans that much-needed help is on the way,” said Sen. Smith. “The challenges presented by COVID-19 feel very personal – it has impacted our jobs, the well-being of our families and our health. This plan will deliver historic economic relief to families, businesses, schools and health care organizations. And it will move us closer to ending the pandemic and getting our nation back on its feet.”

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