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Maloney Votes for Final Passage of American Rescue Plan, Delivering Critical COVID-19 Relief to Hudson Valley

Mar 10, 2021
Press Release

Maloney Votes for Final Passage of American Rescue Plan, Delivering Critical COVID-19 Relief to Hudson Valley 

Bill will deliver $23.8 billion to NYS, sending millions directly to Hudson Valley

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) voted for the final passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, which implements President Biden’s urgently-needed American Rescue Plan. This historic stimulus package will provide critically-needed relief for New York families, schools and communities. It now heads to President Biden’s desk to be signed and enacted into law. Following the bill’s passage, Rep. Maloney released the following statement: 

“Today, I voted to pass our most sweeping response to COVID-19 yet. The American Rescue Plan will help us crush the virus, return kids safely to the classroom, get vaccines into peoples’ arms, and send folks back to work. 

“This package will have a profound impact at every level of our society: from our kitchen table to our GDP. Over $23 billion will go directly to New York state and local governments, including hundreds of millions of dollars to NY-18. We’re putting checks in the hands of tens of millions of American households and delivering benefits for more than 93 percent of children. We’re cutting taxes in 2021 by an average of $3,000 for low and middle-income families and making health insurance more affordable.

“The American Rescue Plan Act is a beacon of hope for hard-working New York families. More than 75 percent of the American public support it – including large numbers of Republican elected officials right here in our district who are saying we need it, and we need it now. This is the decisive action we need to save American lives and livelihoods.”

County Executives in New York’s Hudson Valley expressed their support of the critical state and local funding:

“Local governments have been on the frontline since the beginning of the pandemic providing critical public health services and ensuring the well-being of our most vulnerable citizens. We have continued this important work despite the immense challenges and fiscal uncertainty we have faced due to COVID-19 and the subsequent economic fallout.  This support is necessary to ensure local governments throughout the nation, and the people they employ, can continue the important and life-saving work they do every day. I thank Congressman Maloney and Senator Schumer for their advocacy on our behalf and all those who continue to make local relief a priority,” said Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.

“Orange County, like all of New York, was hit extraordinarily hard in personal and financial cost by COVID-19. Millions of County taxpayer dollars were spent on ventilators, masks, gloves and gowns for our front line providers. Federal reimbursement for those expenses would be very helpful,” said Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus.

The American Rescue Plan Act provides New York state and local governments – who are on the frontlines of this health and economic crisis – with critically-needed funding to cover revenue losses caused by the coronavirus. This bill will bolster state and municipal budgets, and ensure New York’s health care workers, police, fire, transportation, EMS, teachers, and other vital workers can continue to be paid.

The American Rescue Plan Act will provide an estimated $23.8 billion in new funds for New York’s state and local governments, including an estimated:

  • $12.6 billion for New York State government
  • $10.9 billion for New York local governments
  • $353 million for New York capital projects
  • $75 million for Orange County
  • $57 million for Dutchess County
  • $19 million for Putnam County
  • $188 million for Westchester County