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The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319)

House Democrats are working diligently to pass President Biden's American Rescue Plan and deliver vital COVID relief, with the understanding that this legislation must be signed into law before lifeline unemployment benefits expire. The quicker we act the more lives can be saved and the faster our economy will recover. Multiple variant strains of the novel coronavirus are now infecting Americans across the United States, and our vaccine rollout and efforts to contain the virus are in desperate need of resources. We are in a race against time, and aggressive, bold action is needed before our communities are permanently scarred by the human and economic costs of inaction. 

This reconciliation bill - the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319) - is the next step forward for delivering crucial relief to the American people and achieving the goals of President Biden's American Rescue Plan.


The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Bill Text as Reported

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Section-by-Section Analysis (as of February 22, 2021)

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Reports & Statements

REPORT: Experts and Leaders Agree – The Country Needs the American Rescue Plan Now

REPORT: Help is On the Way: Budget Reconciliation Moves the American Rescue Plan Forward

REPORT: Budget Reconciliation: The Basics

PRESS RELEASE: Chairman Yarmuth Opening Statement at Virtual Markup of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 [2/22/21]

PRESS RELEASE: House Budget Committee Clears Way for American Rescue Plan [2/22/21]

PRESS RELEASE: ICYMI: House Budget Democrats Champion Vital Provisions in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan [2/25/21]

PRESS RELEASE: Chairman Yarmuth’s Floor Remarks in Support of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 [2/26/21]

PRESS RELEASE: NEW REPORT: Experts and Leaders Agree – The Country Needs the American Rescue Plan Now [2/26/21]

PRESS RELEASE: Chairman Yarmuth Statement on House Passage of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 [2/27/21]

PRESS RELEASE: Chairman Yarmuth Statement on Senate Passage of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 [3/6/21]

PRESS RELEASE:  Chairman Yarmuth’s Remarks Before House Rules Committee Ahead of Final Passage of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 [3/9/21]

PRESS RELEASE: Chairman Yarmuth’s Floor Remarks Ahead of Final Passage of American Rescue Plan [3/10/21]

PRESS RELEASE: House Sends Yarmuth-Led American Rescue Plan Act to President Biden’s Desk, “This is a lifesaving and life-changing turning point” [3/10/21]


Virtual Markup of The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021


The 2021 Budget Resolution

The 2021 budget resolution laid the groundwork for bold action by providing the option of using the budget reconciliation process to deliver crucial relief to the American people and achieve the goals of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

S. Con. Res. 5 - 2021 Budget Resolution (Bill Text)

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Reports & Statements

REPORT: The Budget Resolution and Reconciliation: An Alternative Path for the American Rescue Plan

PRESS RELEASE: Chairman Yarmuth Statement on Congressional Passage of 2021 Budget Resolution

PRESS RELEASE: Chairman Yarmuth Statement on House Passage of 2021 Budget Resolution

PRESS RELEASE: Chairman Yarmuth Floor Remarks on the 2021 Budget Resolution

PRESS RELEASE: Chairman Yarmuth’s Remarks Before House Rules Committee on 2021 Budget Resolution

PRESS RELEASE: Chairman Yarmuth Introduces 2021 Budget Resolution, Committee Releases Report on ‘Alternative Path for the American Recue Plan’