Waters Floor Statement on the American Rescue Plan Act
Washington, DC, March 10, 2021
Tags: House Floor
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, gave the following floor statement on the American Rescue Plan:
Thank you so very much, Mr. Speaker and Members. I would like to thank President Biden and all of the Democratic Leadership for this wonderful and historic piece of legislation that we are voting on here today. This indeed responds to the needs of the American people during this pandemic. This is why I came to Congress - to do this kind of work, and I am so proud to be a Democratic Member of Congress at this time. I want you to know that this bill not only supports education, gives stimulus checks to put food on the table, unemployment assistance, and small businesses will be able to reopen and to stay open, and then everybody will have access to the vaccine that will be made available because of this bill. It has been said more than once that this bill will take children out of poverty; they will be able to depend on regular assistance to them and their families every month. I’m so pleased that as the Chair of the Financial Services Committee, I had in my jurisdiction $77 billion to deal with some very critical issues.