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American Rescue Plan Fact Sheet

Here’s what Florida Republicans voted against one year ago this week

In March of 2021, the United States was in rough shape. Schools were still closed, few people had been vaccinated, the economy was reeling, and more than 500,000 Americans were dead following one of the worst waves of the pandemic. Tens of millions more across the country were facing the prospects of unemployment, eviction from their homes, and the realization that they might not be able to afford to put food on the table for their family.

In response, the American Rescue Plan, which President Biden signed into law a year ago this week, fulfilled one of the most important promises of the President’s campaign – to enact a sweeping stimulus bill to rebuild the economy by providing direct financial relief to working families and those who had been hit hardest by the pandemic.

President Biden delivered on that promise despite every single Republican in Congress voting against the American Rescue Plan – including vehement opposition from the Florida Republican delegation, who were focused instead on their agenda of tax hikes and raised healthcare premiums. Here’s what Florida Republicans voted against:

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