DeGette statement on passage of $1.9 trillion COVID-relief bill

Mar 10, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following is a statement from U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) on passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, a $1.9 trillion COVID-relief bill to provide immediate assistance to individuals and communities across the country:

“This is one of the most important pieces of legislation that Congress has passed in quite some time. It will put money in people’s pockets and shots in their arms. It will allow us to reopen our schools and businesses, while keeping people in their homes and getting them back to work. With more than 18 million people across the country still out of work, the relief that this bill will provide couldn’t come soon enough. Now that it’s passed, our focus needs to be on getting more of the vaccine produced and distributed as soon as possible so we can end this pandemic once and for all.”