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Coronavirus relief bill headed to the White House

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By AFSCME Staff ·

The American Rescue Plan is on the verge of becoming law.

The House gave final approval today to the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill – which includes a total investment of nearly $700 billion in public services, including $360 billion in flexible aid to states, cities and towns – and is sending it to the White House.

President Joe Biden will sign it into law on Friday.

AFSCME President Lee Saunders released this statement after today’s 220-211 House vote:

“Help is coming. With the House’s vote today, we are just one presidential signature away from finally delivering the relief our families and communities need to emerge from this national crisis. AFSCME members, in addition to directly combating this virus through their work in public service, have been leading the fight to educate Congress and the public about the urgency of funding the front lines.

“On behalf of 1.4 million AFSCME members, I am grateful to Speaker Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Schumer and their caucuses for their bold leadership and for bringing us to the cusp of this historic victory.”

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