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Rebuilding our economy and saving lives

Doesn't it feel great to have a competent leader in the White House again?

The recently-passed and signed relief bill is known as the American Rescue Plan for good reason: It is providing immediate economic relief for families struggling to get by during the pandemic, it significantly ramps up our vaccine response, and it's helping schools open safely.

Democrats in Congress and President Joe Biden did what we campaigned on, what the American people voted for—a real rescue plan that is helping to get us through these challenging times.

The American Rescue Plan provides $130 billion for schools to open safely - funding I fought for that will bring more than $1 billion to Oregon.

It's helping to keep businesses afloat with $50 billion, including the new Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

It's getting more vaccines into more arms with $160 billion to accelerate our vaccination efforts.

It's helping families with $39 billion for child care, which I championed. And it's helping keep a roof over Oregon renters and homeowners with $35 billion in housing assistance.

Our American Rescue Plan is designed to save lives while jump-starting an economy that was left to suffer for too long under the Trump administration.

It's a bold, progressive solution that gets shots in arms, kids in schools, money in pockets, and people in jobs - exactly what the country needs right now.

Rebuilding our economy and saving lives is exactly what we should be doing right now. These investments in the American people will pay off over and over as businesses reopen, people get back to work, students get back in school, and we end this pandemic.

Democrats got it done. Elections matter.

Suzanne Bonamici

Posted on April 16, 2021.

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Meet Suzanne

Suzanne knows what it’s like to struggle to make ends meet. She worked her way through community college, university, and law school. She started her career at Legal Aid and worked as a consumer rights attorney. Throughout her career she’s been a leading advocate for public education, protecting the environment, and civil rights. She’s fighting for a better future for all Oregonians.

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