Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi Hails Final Passage Of The American Rescue Plan Act Including State And Local Aid Provisions He Championed
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi voted in favor of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, after the Senate sent the House of Representatives its updated version of the bill. The bill will now be sent to President Biden to be signed into law on Friday. As Chairman of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, Congressman Krishnamoorthi spearheaded efforts to solidify state and local aid within this COVID-19 relief package. In the final version of the package, $350 billion is allocated to state and local aid, and the projected share for Illinois’ state and local governments climbed from $13.2 billion to $13.7 billion. The American Rescue Plan also provides funding for vaccine distribution, schools, individual stimulus checks, unemployment insurance, and other much-needed pieces of aid for the American public as they continue to face this pandemic.
“As a leader on the House Oversight Committee, I am honored to have played an integral role in ensuring the state and local aid provisions of this package were prioritized as these funds will allow states to avoid tax hikes, continue essential services, avoid layoffs, and distribute COVID-19 vaccines and testing,” said Congressman Krishnamoorthi. “The American people have been asking for help throughout this pandemic, and it’s our responsibility as their representatives to deliver the support they need.”