DNC on the Anniversary of the American Rescue Plan Signing

On the one year anniversary of President Biden signing  the American Rescue Plan, which not one Republican voted for, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement: 

“A year ago today — with Americans across the nation looking to their leaders for support during the pandemic — President Biden and Democrats in Congress passed the American Rescue Plan. 

“This piece of legislation delivered funding for vaccines, put money directly in peoples’ pockets, and provided much-needed relief to communities across the nation.

“One year later, the results speak for themselves. 216 million Americans are vaccinated. 2021 was a record year for job growth, and our country saw a historic economic recovery. Schools were able to safely reopen. Health care premiums are lower. 

“The positive impacts of this legislation go on and on. Because of Democratic leadership, fewer families have lost loved ones, more people have jobs, and our country is in a much better place.

“It’s also important to remember — as we see Republicans across the country happily accept ARP funds and tout programs funded by ARP — that not a single Republican voted for the American Rescue Plan.

“They want the credit, but they don’t want to do the work. 

“Democrats do the work — we get results. We will continue fighting to bring down costs and address the needs of everyday Americans.”