President Biden has signed the American Rescue Plan into law! Help is here!

Mar 12, 2021

 

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President Biden has signed the American Rescue Plan into law! Help is here!

Good news: President Biden has signed the American Rescue Plan into law! Help is here!

 

The American Rescue Plan is a bold relief package that delivers critical resources to help Americans overcome the lingering challenges presented by this pandemic. The legislation’s provisions will lift nearly 12 million people out of poverty and economists estimate the package could bring the country back to near full employment in as little as a year

 

 

 

 

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Before it passed, I spoke on the House floor in support of this bold legislation. Watch the speech here or below. 

 

 

 

WATCH: Rep. Carbajal Speaks on the House Floor in Support of the American Rescue Plan

 

 

Here's what this package does for Central Coast residents: 

 

✔ Direct Payments: Every child and adult earning up to $80,000 will receive an up to $1400 stimulus check.

 

Calculate your direct payment using the calculator below.

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✔ Expansion of the Child Tax Credit: Families will now receive $3,000 per child aged 6-17 and $3,600 per child aged 0-5 in the form of a fully refundable Child Tax Credit.

 

 See how much you'll receive in child tax credits using the calculator below.

 

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Support for Local Governments: City and county governments in CA-24 alone are estimated to receive $259.5 million to maintain essential services.

 

✔ Extended Unemployment: Americans on unemployment will receive an extra $300 a week from the federal government through at least September 6th.

 

Safely Reopen Schools: Funds a safe return to in-person instruction by making over $15 billion available to California school districts to close gaps in learning. Provides $7.1 billion to expand internet connectivity across the country by reimbursing schools and libraries for purchasing hotspots, internet service, and computers.

 

✔ Nutrition Assistance: SNAP benefits will increase by 15% through Sept 2021. 

 

✔ VaccinesMounts a national COVID-19 vaccination program and provides over $20 billion to improve administration and distribution of vaccines. It also sets aside $51 billion to scale up COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, and mitigation and deploy the Defense Production Act.

 

✔ Small Business Support: Enhances the Paycheck Protection Program, creates a restaurant revitalization fund, boosts Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) advances, and more.

 

Affordable Health Insurance: Expands subsidies in the Affordable Care Act to be more generous and cover more working families. The bill provides an expanded subsidy for individuals on unemployment to purchase an ACA silver plan with a $0 premium and a 100% subsidy for COBRA plans.

 

✔ Housing SecurityExtends the eviction moratorium, and provides $27.5 billion in rental assistance and $10 billion for the Homeowner Assistance Fund, to keep families housed.

 

I know this continues to be a very difficult time for our community. I compiled some helpful resources for you at carbajal.house.gov/covid. I thank you for taking the necessary precautions to keep yourself, family, and neighbors safe. We will get through this together.

 

If you are in need of assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to my office at the numbers below. 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Congressman Salud Carbajal

 

 

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