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The American Rescue Plan is popular because people are desperate for help. It is astonishing to me the extent to which this is framed as a win or a loss for elected officials, as opposed to the millions who are suffering economically, educationally, and with their health.

The $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package known as the American Rescue Plan could bring a new $1,400 check for most Americans. Here's what we know.​

MINIMUM WAGE: Earlier this week, Sen. Lindsey Graham objected to a minimum wage increase being included in the American Rescue Plan, and cited Waffle House's recommendation: "If you don't know who the Waffle House is, you're not in touch with America."

Here's the whip notice sent around by GOP Whip Scalise to House GOP. You'll notice the "American Rescue Plan" is called "Pelosi's Payoff to Progressives Act." Who benefits? vast majority of the country. So, in order to demonize the bill, Scalise re-names it. Small but telling.

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An investment in quality, affordable child care is an investment in lifting up economic opportunities for women and families. The American Rescue Plan is a critical step to addressing our child care crisis.

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN: Sen. Chuck Schumer responded to GOP attacks on relief bill: "One Republican member said that the American Rescue Plan was to the left of Lenin. Seriously? To the left of Lenin?"

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN: President Biden touted his relief bill to the National Governors Association, stating that America needs it to "build back better."

The "American Rescue Plan" might fail to deliver monthly cash to parents as Democrats have envisioned.

@PressSecPsaki : “President Biden is disappointed in this outcome, as he proposed having the $15 minimum wage as part of the American Rescue Plan. He respects the parliamentarian’s decision and the Senate’s process.”

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Hoyer confirms House Dems will leave it to Senate Dems to deal with the minimum wage: "House Democrats will move forward with consideration of the American Rescue Plan tomorrow, and it will include our provision to raise the minimum wage."

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Republican leaders are reportedly “maneuvering” to get every single Republican member to oppose urgent, bold COVID relief. Every single one! Make no mistake: Democrats are working to quickly deliver the American Rescue Plan and big, bold COVID relief.

The American Rescue Plan will make vaccines free and accessible for everyone. We can't afford to wait. Congress needs to pass the American Rescue Plan.

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People in this country are hurting right now – especially women. About 2.5 million women have lost their jobs or dropped out of the workforce during the pandemic. The American Rescue Plan addresses these urgent challenges.   It's time for Congress to act.

The Senate passed the budget resolution to quickly deliver more emergency COVID relief. Our caucus worked together in unity to respond boldly to this crisis, and we are grateful President Biden put together the American Rescue Plan. We will keep working hard to make it law.

The American Rescue Plan will get the pandemic under control and support struggling communities across our country. People need help. We can’t wait. Congress needs to act.

We can get through this crisis. We can save lives. We can help people.   But Congress needs to act – and pass the American Rescue Plan.

We can contain the pandemic, help our small businesses, and get Americans back to work. But Congress needs to act - and pass the American Rescue Plan.

People are hurting right now. The American Rescue Plan gets economic relief to those who need it, and it gets people vaccinated. We need to pass it into law.

The most costly thing we can do is nothing. We need to pass @american rescue plan'>PresElectBiden’ American Rescue Plan and get direct relief to those who need it most. Now.

BREAKING: @NancyPelosi  and I just filed a concurrent budget resolution to instruct Congressional Committees to craft legislation to enact President Biden's $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan. The time for decisive action is now.