Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on President Biden’s Signing of $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan

“Extraordinary times call for extraordinary action, and the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan that President Biden signed into law today meets that mandate. This historic package is both what the American people demanded and what they deserve – a lifeline to state and local governments, essential workers, and small businesses; a stimulus for our vaccination efforts; a boost to lift Americans and children out of poverty; a catalyst for our economic recovery and revitalization.

“Everyone who worked tirelessly to make this legislation a reality – especially President Biden, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, our Senators, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and our New York Democratic Congressional Delegation – should be proud of what they accomplished today.

“It’s fitting that this legislation was signed one year to the day since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 virus a pandemic. Let today be the day we finish one of the longest, darkest chapters of our history, and together start building a revitalized, resilient, renewed America.”