Cicilline Statement on Passage of American Rescue Plan

Mar 10, 2021 Issues: Jobs and the Economy

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:

“The American Rescue Plan delivers immediate relief for the working people who need it most right now. This bill, which now heads to President Biden’s desk, will help crush the virus, get kids back to school, speed up vaccine delivery, put people back to work, and get middle class families the help they need.”

“When President Biden signs this bill into law tomorrow, more Rhode Islanders who have been impacted by this pandemic will be able to access new resources to pay for a mortgage, child care, food and nutrition, and health care. Fewer kids will be living in poverty because this bill makes the child tax credit fully refundable for this year. In fact, one recent study found that it will cut the childhood poverty rate in half.”

“We all know there is more work to be done to defeat the virus and get our economy back on track, but this bill is a major step in the right direction. I thank President Biden for his leadership to get this done.”