March 06, 2021

Van Hollen Statement on Senate Passage of the American Rescue Plan

Today, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement regarding the Senate passage of the American Rescue Plan: 

“The American Rescue Plan provides an urgent lifeline to Marylanders facing the hardships brought on by COVID-19. This bold package will help us beat this virus by investing in crucial resources to deploy vaccines more quickly and equitably, support those hit hardest by the downturn in our economy, get kids back to school safely, and put us squarely on the road to recovery. It also includes critical provisions I worked on to help close the digital divide and lift more than 52,000 Maryland children out of poverty. I was proud to fight for our state’s priorities within this bill and to ensure Maryland has the tools to weather this storm and build back better. The American people called for action, and today we answered that call.”