Rep. Carson Votes for American Rescue Plan
Washington, DC – Congressman André Carson (IN-07) voted in favor of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which passed the House of Representatives. This sweeping legislation implements President Biden’s plan to boldly address the ongoing public health and economic crises brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The $1.9 trillion-dollar relief bill funds aggressive action to crush the virus and vaccinate Americans, keep kids in school safer, provide $1,400 direct payments to working families in addition to December’s $600 down payment, and much more.
“I am honored to vote for the American Rescue Plan. A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing devastation in our communities is inconceivable. We have tragically lost more than 12,000 Hoosiers to this deadly virus. In addition, the economic and emotional toll of this pandemic is harming countess families and threatening countless futures. We have to do everything in our power to overcome this immense challenge. Democrats promised more action and more relief to meet this moment, and through this legislation we are working to make good on that promise.
“There is still much more to be done to get our nation on the right track, but this bill gives us the tools to get there, and to build back better. I will continue working with President Biden and with my congressional colleagues on both sides of the aisle to address this crisis every step of the way. I believe better days are ahead, but we have to work together to get there. America has been tested before and emerged stronger. We can do that again, but only if we ensure that this government of the people works for the people.”