Padilla Praises American Rescue Plan As President Biden Signs Into Law

“Help and hope are on the way”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) released the following statement after President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law today that will deliver urgently needed COVID-19 relief to millions across California, including direct checks for struggling families, increased testing and vaccinations, support for small businesses, and resources for schools to reopen safely and quickly: 

“After a year of devastating loss and unprecedented hardship, help and hope are on the way. This historic legislation will deliver overdue relief to families and communities, lift millions of children out of poverty – including half a million children in California, and speed up vaccinations so we can defeat this pandemic. I’m proud to have voted to pass one of the most consequential pieces of legislation in our history that will have a lasting and transformational impact on our most vulnerable communities. The work must continue to help our state fully and equitably recover from this pandemic.”

Senator Padilla voted to pass the American Rescue Plan in the Senate and has been vocal in urging congressional leaders to ensure no community is left behind in COVID relief. 

Download factsheet on the what the American Rescue delivers to California here

Additional state by state resources available here

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