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Rep. Titus Votes to Bring Southern Nevadans Relief with Passage of American Rescue Plan

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: 

  • $1,400 direct payments to individuals making less than $75,000 per year
  • The extension of $300 per week federal supplemental unemployment assistance through September 6th
  • Over $4 billion in flexible aid to state and local governments in Nevada, including:
    • $2.95 billion for the State of Nevada
    • $439.62 million for Clark County
    • $130.61 million for the City of Las Vegas
  • $130 billion to help K-12 students safely return to the classroom, including $835,403,000 for the Clark County School District
  • $20 billion to accelerate vaccine distribution and $50 billion to expand COVID-19 testing
  • Expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit projected by independent experts to cut child poverty in half
  • $30 billion for rent and utilities assistance
  • $25 billion in direct aid to help restaurants stay open and keep employees on the payroll
  • $3 billion for the Economic Development Administration to provide grants for projects that will stimulate local economies, including $750 million that must be spent in areas that are disproportionately suffering from a decline in travel and tourism
  • A full subsidy to cover the cost of COBRA health insurance premiums for unemployed or furloughed workers
  • $26 billion in transit funding to help people get to and from vaccination appointments and allow frontline workers to get to their workplaces, including over $130 million for the RTC of Southern Nevada
  • $8 billion in airport funding, including over $170 million for McCarran International Airport to ensure that Las Vegas is ready to welcome the expected increase in travelers from across the world once we crush the virus