January 14, 2021

Van Hollen Statement on New Biden COVID-19 Plan

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding President-elect Joe Biden’s new COVID-19 plan:

“The American Rescue Plan is a historic relief package to accelerate the pace of vaccinations, contain the virus, deliver immediate help to those hardest hit, and support struggling small businesses and communities. This plan is a good sign of what’s to come with the Biden Administration and exactly what we need after the Trump Administration’s failure to combat this ongoing economic and health crisis. It will increase the $600 payments by an additional $1,400, bringing the total relief payment to $2,000 per eligible person. It will also mount a serious national vaccination program, help schools reopen safely, address the hunger crisis, help small businesses, and much more. This is the roadmap we’ve desperately needed to rescue us from the depths of this crisis and put America on the road to recovery.”