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Pallone on House Passage of the American Rescue Plan

Feb 27, 2021
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan: 

“Tonight, the House passed an American Rescue Plan that struggling families desperately need to help stay afloat during this ongoing public health and economic crisis. 

“This legislation implements a national plan to crush the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides the tools and resources we need to ramp up distribution and administration of lifesaving vaccines and testing to track and trace new hotspots before they become larger outbreaks. The bill expands access to quality, affordable health care coverage to millions of Americans who lack access to care in the midst of the pandemic. The American Rescue Plan also includes vital assistance to help families keep the lights on, the heat working, the water running, and to expand internet connectivity to help students and teachers without home internet access.

“The House’s decisive action tonight meets the urgency of this moment and I’m hopeful we can send the American Rescue Plan to President Biden’s desk for signature soon.”