Rep. Titus Votes to Bring Southern Nevadans Relief with Passage of American Rescue Plan
Washington, D.C., March 10, 2021 | Kevin Gerson
Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District released the following statement after voting to pass The American Rescue Plan Act, H.R. 1319
Washington, D.C. – Today Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District released the following statement after voting to pass The American Rescue Plan Act, H.R. 1319:
“Each day over the last year, I’ve heard from Southern Nevadans who are struggling to make ends meet through no fault of their own,” said Congresswoman Titus (NV-1). “The American Rescue Plan was crafted with their heartbreaking stories and resilient spirit in mind.
“This comprehensive relief package will save lives and get Southern Nevada’s economy moving in the right direction again. It will put shots in arms, money in people’s pockets, workers in jobs, and children safely back in schools. Moreover, independent experts have projected that this ambitious bill will cut child poverty in half.
“I worked tirelessly to ensure that this legislation will distribute relief to our state, county, and city based in part on our unemployment rate. This provision alone will provide Nevada with an extra billion dollars to accelerate vaccine distribution, expand rent and food assistance, keep frontline workers on the payroll, and help get our economy back on track.
“Additionally, when the American Rescue Plan is signed into law, it will be the first time in history that the Economic Development Administration will be required to specifically aid communities that are suffering from a decline in travel and tourism. As chair of the subcommittee that oversees that agency, I am proud to have put my mark on this historic legislation in a way that will directly benefit Southern Nevadans.
“Thanks in large part to President Biden’s laser-like focus on this crisis, help is on the way.”
The American Rescue Plan includes: