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Moments ago the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319), a reconciliation bill spearheaded by House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth (D-KY-03). The


The House Budget Committee released a report highlighting statements from economic experts and community leaders across the ideological spectrum on the urgent need for additional COVID relief and economic support.


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, Kentucky Representative John Yarmuth, Chair of the House Budget Committee, delivered remarks on the House Floor in support of The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319). Remarks as prepared are below:


February 25, 2021
Experts and community leaders across the ideological spectrum are united in their support for the American Rescue Plan.
February 19, 2021
It has been roughly one year since the first COVID-19 case was diagnosed in the United States. Our nation is struggling to endure the unrelenting devastation spawned by the pandemic and corresponding economic fallout. The need for bold, compassionate, and aggressive action remains unparalleled and undeniable.
February 01, 2021
As negotiations continue, the 2021 budget resolution will provide another option to prevent more needless suffering: using reconciliation to achieve the goals outlined in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. This will ensure Congress can meet the needs of the American people and move our nation forward with or without Republican cooperation.

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