Meanwhile, President Biden and Democrats’ American Rescue Plan continues to help communities across the country – no thanks to a single Republican in Congress

This week in the states, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison penned an op-ed in the Cap Times highlighting the contrast between Democrats’ proven and ongoing work to lower costs for working families, and the Republican agenda of raising taxes on half of Americans and ripping health care away from millions. 

Also in the states this week, following the one-year anniversary of President Biden signing the American Rescue Plan into law, Democrats continued to highlight how the game-changing law is helping to lower child care costs, make broadband more accessible and affordable, keep small businesses afloat, and more: 

And just because it has been more than a year since President Biden and Democrats made the American Rescue Plan law, doesn’t mean it is done helping to support students and fund clean transit, HBCUs, rural hospitals, and more in communities across the country:

Meanwhile, Republicans who opposed the American Rescue Plan are now trying to take credit for the popular law, and everything it’s doing to make child care more affordable, improve our airports, and more:

  • Ohio: Ohio Capital Journal: Ohio Gov. DeWine announces $650 million for child care providers – “This funding came from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). When asked about his previous critiques of ARPA, DeWine said that he is going to ‘take that money.’”
  • Iowa: WOWT News: Iowa airports to get boost from American Rescue Plan funds – “While the airports plan is the latest ARPA-supported infrastructure boost for Iowa, [Gov. Kim] Reynolds and other Republican governors vehemently opposed ARPA — a point Democratic leaders in Iowa and beyond were making note of on Wednesday.”
  • Georgia: Center Square: Kemp signs Georgia’s amended fiscal year budget – “‘Brian Kemp called the American Rescue Plan a ‘slap in the face for hardworking Georgians.’ But thanks to the ARP, Georgia has a massive surplus, which Kemp has no issue doling out to try to win votes this November,’ the party said Wednesday in a Twitter post. ‘Hypocrisy.’”

The American Rescue Plan isn’t the only thing Democrats are touting this week though. Plans to utilize the investments in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law have already begun, and Americans will soon see the law’s impact on everything from quicker commutes to cleaner drinking water:

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