Committee Advances Major Piece of COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON Today, Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after the Education and Labor Committee’s advanced its portion of the FY21 budget reconciliation package, which enacts President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

“Our country is at a pivotal moment in the fight against COVID-19. Today, we sent a clear message to the American people that help is on the way. This legislation invests in safely reopening schools, raises wages and increases safety protections for workers, expands access to affordable care, and provides support for the surge of families facing hunger and hardship during this pandemic.

“We have a responsibility to do everything in our power to defeat the virus and build back a better America. I want to thank all of my colleagues on the Committee for taking this important step toward providing our communities the relief they need and serve.” 

To read the Chairman’s full opening statement, click here.

To read the fact sheet, click here.

To read the section by section, click here.