US Senator Tina Smith Comments on American Rescue Plan
Washington, DC — A year after being labeled as a global pandemic, President Joe Biden signed into law a $1.9 trillion relief package that is geared at helping the nation defeat the coronavirus and help the economy recover. The “American Rescue Plan” includes $1,400 stimulus payments for most Americans, an extension of the $300 unemployment benefits, a temporary increase in the child tax credit, and other support for businesses, schools, and low-income families. U.S. Senator Tina Smith joined KRJB Thursday morning to talk about the bill. Senator Smith is very optimistic that this bill will bring our nation out these dark times.
Senator Smith believes the American Rescue Plan has strong support from both sides of isle, despite being voted against by nearly every Republican.
Senator Smith also offered no insight as to when Minnesotans can expect a more reopened economy and less business and event restrictions, but indicated we get closer to a new normal each and every day that more people are getting the vaccine.
Also as part of the American Rescue Plan is $250 Billion towards cities and states, including $4.72 billion for Minnesota. $2.1 billion of that will go to local counties and cities in the state.