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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Statement on the Signing of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act


Following President Joe Biden signing the American Rescue Plan Act into law, Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement: 

“Far too many families, small businesses, and workers have seen their lives and livelihoods devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. But today, President Biden sent a clear message to the American people: Help is here. 

This historic piece of legislation will get direct relief to Americans, help businesses that are struggling to keep their doors open, create and support millions of jobs, reopen schools safely, support families with a child tax credit, and most importantly, continue an aggressive national vaccination program. 

The hard-working, dedicated professionals at the Department of Commerce are ready to get to work to quickly implement this bold and overwhelmingly popular plan and use the over $3 Billion allocated to Commerce to provide economic relief to communities and businesses that have struggled, and help get Americans and businesses back to work.”