Chairman Scott Calls for Passage of the American Rescue Plan Act

“Today, we come together to send a resounding message that help is on the way.”

WASHINGTON – Today, Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act.

“Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act.  

“Passing this rescue plan will give schools the resources they need to comply with CDC guidelines to reopen safely and remain open and give the resources needed to make up for lost time in the classroom.

“Passing this rescue plan will help institutions of higher education weather this pandemic and provide urgent financial assistance to their students.  It will help child care providers keep their doors open so that working parents can rejoin the workforce.

“Passing this plan will prevent more than a million retirees from losing their hard-earned pensions and avert an economic calamity that would destroy countless businesses and cost taxpayers at least $170 billion.

“Passing this rescue plan will also improve access to affordable health care during the pandemic and it will cut child poverty by about half.

“Passing this bill will protect vulnerable Americans across the country, including families facing financial hardship, older Americans trying to stay safe, and survivors of domestic and gender-based violence. 

“Mr. Speaker, the American people have been calling on us to deliver relief and to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Today, we come together to send a resounding message that help is on the way.  I urge my colleagues to support the American Rescue Plan Act and I yield back.


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