March 11, 2021

Van Hollen: American Rescue Plan Delivers Bold, Urgent Relief to Maryland

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding President Biden’s signing of the American Rescue Plan into law.

“COVID-19 has challenged our nation in historic and unparalleled ways. Today, we answered these challenges with historic and unparalleled action.

“The American Rescue Plan delivers bold, urgent relief to Maryland. It provides a lifeline to our families, workers, and small businesses that are struggling to get by, as well as critical funding to ramp up our efforts to beat this virus – including to improve accessibility and equity of vaccine distribution. I was proud to fight for our state’s priorities within this legislation, from direct payments to Maryland families and workers to the expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit – both of which will lift thousands in our state out of poverty. I also worked to secure funds to close the digital divide and bring our students safely back into the classroom.

“This sweeping package will put our state and our nation on the road to recovery. Help is now on its way to the American people.”

To see a breakdown of how Maryland will benefit from the American Rescue Plan click here.