The American Rescue Plan included $20 billion to supercharge nationwide vaccine distribution and $50 billion for testing, genomic sequencing of variants, and contact tracing efforts so we can finally put an end to this pandemic. Remember that every Republican senator voted NO.
The American Rescue Plan expanded support for nutrition assistance programs like SNAP and WIC to help families continue to put food on the table. Remember that every Republican senator voted NO.
The American Rescue Plan included billions in housing and rental assistance fund to ensure that families and individuals have a roof over their heads. Remember that every Republican senator voted NO.
The American Rescue Plan included $4 billion to protect essential farm and food workers and address major pandemic-related disruptions throughout the food supply chain. Remember that every Republican senator voted NO.
The Republican tax cut helped the wealthy, who needed no help. The American Rescue Plan helps everyone, but mostly the poor and middle class, who need help right now.
Rachel Maddow spent some time on her show tonight talking about this speech, so here it is. I went to the Senate floor today to address, one by one, the disturbingly disingenuous Republican criticisms of the American Rescue Plan.
Before Republican Senator Ron Johnson stalled consideration of COVID relief, Senator @ChrisMurphyCT laid out why Republicans’ arguments against the bill are totally wrong And why the Senate MUST meet this moment and pass the American Rescue Plan.
The American Rescue Plan will expand vaccine distribution. Thanks to Republican Senator Ron Johnson for making sure the American people just heard that again today from the floor of the United States Senate!