Bonamici, House Send American Rescue Plan to President’s Desk
WASHINGTON, DC [03/10/21] – Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) joined the House in passing the final version of the American Rescue Plan. The bill will now go to President Joe Biden’s desk, where it will be signed into law.
Over the past year, Bonamici has been speaking with constituents across NW Oregon, and her office has been assisting those who are struggling.
“The American Rescue Plan will help the people of NW Oregon, including many who have reached out to me during this past year,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. “It will help the senior citizen in Seaside who needs a vaccine but doesn't have access to the internet. It will help the new mom and her husband, both paramedics, who don’t have access to paid family leave and can’t afford child care. It will help restaurants like a beloved Portland eatery that has been shut down for months but could finally reopen thanks to the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. It will help school leaders in districts big and small who want to bring students back to classrooms but don't have the funding to do so safely. It will help the arts industry worker in Portland who has relied on unemployment benefits since last June and can't afford to lose them now. I’ve fought hard for this aid based on these and so many other compelling stories, and am grateful the American Rescue Plan will now become law.”
A breakdown of funding Oregon counties, cities, Tribes, and schools are expected to receive through the American Rescue Plan can be found here.
More details about the American Rescue Plan can be found here.