NEW REPORT: Experts and Leaders Agree – The Country Needs the American Rescue Plan Now

Feb 26, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Budget Committee released a report highlighting statements from economic experts and community leaders across the ideological spectrum on the urgent need for additional COVID relief and economic support. The report shows united support for President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, which will provide the resources necessary to help end the pandemic, mitigate its economic damage, and promote a strong and equitable recovery.

“What we do now will determine the strength, speed, and equity of our recovery,” said House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth. “The American Rescue Plan has broad and united support because experts and community leaders – and Americans – understand the urgent need for bold action to end the pandemic, help workers, families, small businesses, and communities survive these crises, and generate a strong and inclusive recovery. As past crises have shown, doing too little will cost us far more in the end. The American Rescue Plan takes a multipronged approach to tackling the twin health and economic crises so we can save lives and livelihoods today and protect our economic future.”

Text of the report is below, and a PDF can be found here.