PENNSYLVANIA — As President Biden visits Pittsburgh today to roll out the next piece of his Build Back Better agenda, the American Rescue Plan — President Biden’s crucial COVID relief bill passed by Democrats in Congress and opposed by every Republican member of the Pennsylvania delegation — is already bringing needed relief to Pennsylvania families.
President Biden’s American Rescue Plan will provide Pennsylvania with:
- $7.4 billion in state fiscal relief
- $4.9 billion in local fiscal relief
- More than $5.1 billion in relief for K-12 schools
- Economic impact payments of up to $1,400 per person (above the $600 per person provided in December) for more than 8.1 million adults and 2.8 million children. This is 86% of all adults in the state and 84% of all children in the state.
- Additional relief of up to $1,600 per child through the Child Tax Credit to the families of 2,368,000 children, lifting 140,000 children out of poverty
- Additional relief of up to nearly $1,000 through the Earned Income Tax Credit to 700,000 childless workers, including many in frontline jobs
- Additionally, the American Rescue Plan represents the largest expansion of the Affordable Care Act since its passage. Marketplace health insurance premiums are now $1402 lower per month in Pennsylvania for a 60-year old couple earning $75,000 per year.
“It’s been only 70 days since he took office, and President Biden is already coming back to Pennsylvania with a record of success,” said Nancy Patton Mills, Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. “Thanks to President Biden and Democrats in Congress, we are getting shots in arms and money in the pockets of families who need it — but this is just the beginning. We look forward to hearing more about his vision to build our country back better and build an economy that works for everyone in our commonwealth. We know that Joe will get it done.”
Read more about how the American Rescue Plan is already helping Pennsylvanians:
Times Leader: Estimated $300 million for NEPA in American Rescue Plan
Philadelphia Inquirer: Here’s how the coronavirus stimulus plan will help Philadelphia restaurants
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: Rx for Rural Health | American Rescue Plan boosts Affordable Care Act in Pa.
Pennsylvania Capital-Star: Pa. residents will see expanded healthcare through the American Rescue Plan. Here’s how | Opinion
Erie Times-News: American Rescue Plan pumps $275M into Erie area, schools
Associated Press: COVID bill to deliver big health insurance savings for many