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Statement from Rep. Peter DeFazio on House Passage of American Rescue Plan to Deliver Urgent COVID-19 Relief to the American People

Feb 27, 2021
Press Release

Rep. Peter DeFazio today released the following statement after voting in support for the American Rescue Plan, legislation to provide urgently-needed COVID-19 relief to the American people:

“Thousands of Oregonians’ lives have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn,” said Rep. DeFazio (OR-04). “While more than half a million Americans have been killed by this terrible pandemic, Congressional Republicans have continued their partisan obstruction, blocking critically-needed relief that would help to end the pandemic sooner. I’m proud to have voted in support of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to provide the long-overdue resources which will help our country increase vaccines and testing, provide direct financial assistance to Oregon’s working families, extend and expand unemployment insurance, bolster funding to allow schools to safely reopen, support struggling small businesses with vital funding, and more.”