NEWS: Sanders Statement on Passage of American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON, March 6 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to pass a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package: 

“As Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, I am proud that we passed the American Rescue Plan, which, in my view, is the most significant piece of legislation to benefit working families in the modern history of this country. This package, among many other things, increases direct payments by $1,400, extends unemployment benefits, reduces child poverty by half, ensures we are vaccinating as many people as possible, and puts us on a path to safely reopen schools. The American people are hurting, and this comprehensive plan goes a long way to addressing the myriad crises that we face.”

Read the final legislative text here.
Read the Budget Committee Overview here.
Read the title-by-title summary here.