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The report outlines how the American Rescue Plan saved thousands of lives, rescued our economy, and marked a turning point in America’s economic recovery from COVID — thanks to the Rescue Plan, America’s economic outlook changed drastically for the better between 2020 and 2021. The report also debunks misleading Republican talking points that blame the Rescue Plan for high inflation.


Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Chair of the House Budget Committee, gave an opening statement at the committee’s hearing on how the American Rescue Plan delivered lifesaving and vital relief that changed the course of the pandemic and enabled the United States’ record-breaking economic recovery


The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a new report in response to House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth’s request for the agency to analyze the impacts of work requirements and work supports on participants in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Medicaid.


June 09, 2022
Spearheaded by Chairman John Yarmuth, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) met the moment. It is one of the most consequential laws in modern history. This historic legislation – enacted without a single Republican vote – delivered tailored, targeted relief to respond to the urgent needs of the American people. That is why experts and community leaders across the ideological spectrum expressed their support for ARP. Its life-changing and life-saving provisions – like the expanded and enhanced Child Tax Credit, state and local relief, and resources to safely reopen schools – helped families and communities make ends meet while laying the foundation for our record-breaking economic recovery.
June 08, 2022
Under the leadership of Congressional Democrats and the Biden Administration, the United States has achieved a record-breaking and resilient economic recovery in the wake of a once-in-a-century pandemic. Unemployment is near historic lows and new businesses are being created at record rates. But hurdles remain: Americans are grappling with the impacts and costs of global economic challenges – elevated inflation around the globe, international supply chain bottlenecks, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As Democrats work to lower costs for families and oversee the fastest and most equitable recovery in recent memory, we remain committed to a timely appropriations process that will deliver the investments necessary to meet the needs of the American people and our nation.
May 17, 2022
To ensure a full recovery in rural America, the Biden Administration and Congressional Democrats are addressing longstanding problems facing rural communities, including a shortage of health care services, limited public transportation, a lack of affordable internet options, inadequate weatherization and climate resilience, and older and unreliable energy infrastructure. Since President Biden took office, Democrats have enacted the American Rescue Plan (ARP), the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), and the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 2022. Together these investments will help revive rural America and provide the foundation these communities need to build a better, stronger future.

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