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Biden Says Stimulus Plan Will ‘Meet the Most Urgent Needs of the Nation’
President Biden celebrated the Senate’s passage of his $1.9 trillion pandemic relief plan on Saturday, saying it will bring urgent relief to struggling Americans and businesses, in addition to cutting child poverty by half.
Today, I can say we’ve taken one more giant step forward in delivering on that promise that help is on the way. I want to thank — start off by thanking — the vice president, but I want to thank all of the senators who worked so hard to reach a compromise to do the right thing for the American people during this crisis and voted to pass the American Rescue Plan. It obviously wasn’t easy, it wasn’t always pretty, but it was so desperately needed, urgently needed. This nation has suffered too much for much too long. And everything in this package is designed to relieve the suffering and to meet the most urgent needs of the nation and put us in a better position to prevail, starting with beating this virus and vaccinating the country. The resources in this plan will be used to expand and speed up manufacturing and distribution of vaccines. This plan will get checks out the door starting this month to the American people who so desperately need the help. This plan puts us on a path to beating the virus. This plan gives those families who are struggling the most the help and the breathing room they need to get through this moment. This plan gives small businesses in this country a fighting chance to survive. And one more thing — this plan is historic. Taken altogether, this plan is going to make it possible to cut child poverty in half. When I was elected, I said, “We’re going to get the government out of the business of battling on Twitter, and back in the business of delivering for the American people.” Of making a difference in their lives, giving everyone a chance, a fighting chance. Of showing the American people that their government can work for them. And passing the American Rescue Plan will do that.