H.R. 1319 – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021-2022

H.R. 1319 - American Rescue Plan Act of 2021-2022
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Passed House (02/27/2021)

Sponsor: Rep. John A. Yarmuth, [D-KY-3] (Introduced 02/24/2021) 

Latest Action: Senate – 03/06/2021 Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 – 49.

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021-2022 provides additional relief to address the continued impact of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses.

Only 9% of the $1.9 trillion is related to actual COVID-19 relief.

Specifically, the bill provides funding for

  • agriculture and nutrition programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program);
  • schools and institutions of higher education;
  • child care and programs for older Americans and their families;
  • COVID-19 vaccinations, testing, treatment, and prevention;
  • mental health and substance-use disorder services;
  • emergency rental assistance, homeowner assistance, and other housing programs;
  • payments to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments for economic relief;
  • multiemployer pension plans;
  • small business assistance, including specific programs for restaurants and live venues;
  • programs for health care workers, transportation workers, federal employees, veterans, and other targeted populations;
  • international and humanitarian responses;
  • tribal government services; and
  • scientific research and development.

The bill also includes provisions that

  • raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025;
  • extend unemployment benefits and related services;
  • provide a maximum recovery rebate of $1,400 per eligible individual;
  • expand and otherwise modify certain tax credits, including the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit;
  • provide premium assistance for certain health insurance coverage; and
  • require coverage, without cost-sharing, of COVID-19 vaccines and treatment under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

H.R.1319 – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 PDF


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