American Rescue Plan
Our state and local partners are facing revenue shortfalls and escalating costs as they fight to serve Americans left sick, struggling, hungry, and vulnerable by the coronavirus pandemic. While state and local revenues face stark, multi-year shortfalls, pandemic-related cost increases related to health care, jobless benefits, food assistance, and safety measures have soared.
$350 billion in relief to states, localities, Tribes, and territories is desperately needed to allow these governments to distribute vaccines, expand testing, provide lifeline services to struggling families, and save the jobs of essential public servants like teachers, firefighters, and other first responders.
The Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Resolution Act would give direct relief to states and localities to deal a decisive blow to the pandemic, providing the resources that our families, communities, and economy need to survive.