Maloney Votes to Send American Rescue Plan to President Biden’s Desk
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, today voted with her colleagues to send the American Rescue Plan Act to President Biden for his signature.
The Congresswoman spoke on the floor Wednesday morning, urging all her colleagues to join her in voting to pass the bill. You can read those remarks, as prepared for delivery, here.
After voting to pass the bill, Congresswoman Maloney said, “I was proud today to vote to send the American Rescue Plan Act to President Biden for his signature. This bill delivers on our promise to provide the real, immediate help that New Yorkers and Americans across the country need. Our city and state were hit incredibly hard by the COVID pandemic and this package delivers the federal aid and relief New York, our communities, and our families need. And we still have work to do. This plan is the life preserver we need right now to stay above water as we fight this virus. This puts on a path to recovery instead of recession. And we must continue our work to build back better - by passing a $15/hour minimum wage, investing equitably in our communities, and supporting a broad, green infrastructure plan that will provide clean, good paying jobs and an economic boost to our cities.”
As Chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, Congresswoman Maloney oversaw the provisions of the package that included $360 billion in new coronavirus relief funds for states, localities, Tribal governments, and territories; $117 million for oversight entities to promote transparency and accountability of all federal coronavirus relief funds, and emergency covid-related leave for federal employees and postal workers.
Aid to New York
Specifically, New York State, its communities, and families are estimated to receive about $100 billion in direct aid and programs.
- Of the $360 billion in new coronavirus funds for states, localities, Tribal governments, and territories, New York State and its localities are expected to receive a total of $23.795 billion in direct aid.
- NYS: $12.923 billion
- NYC: $5.95 billion
Additional funding will go to:
- Medicaid FMAP increase: $2.7 billion
- K-12: $8.989 billion
- Higher Ed: $2.612 billion
- Head Start: $59.075 million
- Private K-12: $257 million
- Child Care: $1.832 billion
- New York Area Transit: $7+ billion
- MTA: $6.5 billion
- New York Airports: $418 million
- Amtrak: $1.7 billion
- Economic Impact Payments (stimulus checks): $22+ billion
- Child Tax Credit: $7.03 billion
- Earned Income Tax Credit: $786 million
- Rental and Homeowners Assistance
- Emergency Rental Assistance: $1+ billion
- Mortgage and Utility Assistance: $575 million
- Nutrition Assistance
- Pandemic EBT Benefits: $810 million
- SNAP Benefit Increase: $227 million
- Enhanced Unemployment Insurance Benefits: $21.7 billion
- Broadband: $632 million
- Vaccines, testing, & healthcare: $4 billion