Democratic AGs Mark One Year Anniversary of American Rescue Plan
March 11, 2022
Washington – Today marks the one year anniversary of the passage of the American Rescue Plan (ARP), and the Democratic Attorneys General are highlighting how the Biden-Harris Administration has made critical investments in our law enforcement officers, affordable health care access for millions of Americans, and $122 billion in funding to safely reopen America’s public schools.
Statement from DAGA Co-Chairs Nevada AG Aaron Ford and Delaware AG Kathy Jennings:
“One year ago today, the Biden-Harris Administration made history as President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law. This historic legislation delivered major results for Americans in every state, helping us rebuild after the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The ARP has helped support our communities by funding local law enforcement and our first responders, and demonstrated the Administration’s focus on keeping our communities safe. The ARP strengthened the Affordable Care Act, which is growing stronger by the day. The ACA continues to cut health care costs and ensure that those who seek coverage at an affordable price can get it. As Democratic Attorneys General, we’ve been proud to defend the Affordable Care Act in court against failed attacks from our Republican counterparts. And the ARP delivered a critical lifeline to schools, with more than 95% of America’s public schools now fully open.
“We were proud to support the American Rescue Plan, which is delivering for the American people – while Republican Attorneys General all over the country will have to answer this year for why they opposed this essential funding.”