Rosen Votes to Pass American Rescue Plan Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) released the following statement after voting to pass the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021:

“Today, I cast my vote to bring much-needed relief to Nevadans,” said Senator Rosen. “This comprehensive legislative package contains numerous provisions that will help to see the Silver State through this challenging time.”

“The American Rescue Plan Act will make good on our promise of direct payments to Americans in need and extend enhanced unemployment relief and complete health insurance premium coverage for Nevadans who have faced job losses through no fault of their own,” Senator Rosen continued. “This newly passed bill will also aid Nevada’s small businesses through new EIDL grants, expanded PPP, and direct aid to restaurants. It also provides relief to our frontline workers and state and local governments, invests in our schools, supports our travel and tourism industries, and gives Nevadans access to critical housing assistance.

“Additionally, this legislation will strengthen our efforts to combat COVID-19 by accelerating vaccine manufacturing and distribution, and enhancing medical research. At every step of this pandemic, I have made it my mission to support Nevadans as we work to recover. This new law is a critical step forward in my effort to see Nevada through this crisis and protect the health and well-being of all Nevadans,” Senator Rosen concluded.

BACKGROUND: The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes:

  • $1.9 trillion in overall investment;
  • $1,400 checks for individuals making less than $75,000 per year ($150,000 per couple), along with $1,400 per child;
  • Extended unemployment relief (set to expire March 14th) through September 6th, reauthorizing enhanced federal payments of $300 per week;
  • 100% percent coverage for federal COBRA health insurance premiums for workers who lost their job through no fault of their own, a provision Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto championed;
  • $350 billion for state and local governments;
  • $15 billion in new EIDL grants for small businesses, in line with Senator Rosen’s EIDL for Small Businesses Act;
  • $7.25 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, including expanded eligibility;
  • $25 billion for direct aid to restaurants;
  • $750 million for states and communities impacted by job losses in the travel, tourism, and outdoor recreation industries;
  • $20 billion for vaccine research, manufacturing, and distribution;
  • $30 billion for emergency rental assistance;
  • And, $130 billion to state education departments.