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Texas HDC Chair Turner Statement on American Rescue Plan

(AUSTIN) – Today, President Biden commemorated the American Rescue Plan becoming law at a White House ceremony. The legislation, which will send more than $27 billion to the state and local governments in Texas, is one of the biggest anti-poverty measures to come out of Washington, D.C. in the last 100 years.

In addition to the billions allocated for funding COVID-related programs and individual stimulus payments, the legislation also includes investments in public education, assistance for small businesses and landmark improvements in reducing child poverty and increasing access to health care.

Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner issued the following statement in response:

“The American Rescue Plan is a lifeline for Texas. Between the individual stimulus checks and the substantial child tax credits, this historic bill will provide direct relief for the Texans who need it the most. In addition, state and local governments will receive much-needed help.

“We all owe President Biden, Vice President Harris and the Democrats in the House and Senate our deepest gratitude. Thanks to their efforts, working families will have more money, more Texans will be vaccinated, our communities are on track to recover from the pandemic and the economy is poised to bounce back stronger than ever.”


The Texas House Democratic Caucus, which is composed of all Democrats in the Texas House, serves as the group’s membership services and logistical arm, and works to support House Democrats with communications, policy, and legal resources. Chaired by Rep. Chris Turner (D – Grand Prairie), the Caucus is focused on fighting for real solutions for all Texans.

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