Today, thanks to Democratic leadership, the American Rescue Plan passed the House and now moves quickly to President Biden for his signature. Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler issued this statement celebrating Democratic leaders for making relief possible:

“When President Biden took office, he promised that help was on the way — and today, thanks to Democratic leadership, that promise is a reality. Every single Wisconsin Democrat helped make this historic legislation possible. Senator Tammy Baldwin, and Representatives Mark Pocan, Ron Kind, and Gwen Moore, all played a role in delivering critical funding for vaccine distribution, passing $1,400 survival checks for American families, extending unemployment benefits, and approving bold policies that will cut child poverty in half. This is why we elect people to serve. This is what leadership looks like. This is how we will end this pandemic and build back better — in communities across Wisconsin, and around the country.

“Their leadership puts the contrast with Republicans in stark relief. Every single Wisconsin Republican — Ron Johnson, Bryan Steil, Scott Fitzgerald, Glenn Grothman, Tom Tiffany, and Mike Gallagher — set out to delay and destroy this legislation, and they all voted against it.

“We are so grateful to have Democratic leaders who could overcome these cynical tactics, and secure real help for Wisconsin families and businesses. Thank you Senator Baldwin and Representatives Pocan, Kind, and Moore for standing with the people of Wisconsin — and standing for our recovery.”

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