See below for some comments by Virginia’s Democratic U.S. House members on their support for the American Rescue Plan, which the House will pass today. For instance, here’s Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA10), explaining that “we all want to get out of this pandemic and back to normal…ensure that our kids can learn safely and in their classrooms…get more shots into arms…put money directly into the pockets of Americans in need…restore jobs in our communities.” Rep. Wexton added that “our colleagues across the aisle want to gaslight the American people on this, but they know that this bill has the support of over 70% of Americans, and there’s a reason for that – the American Rescue Plan meets the needs of our families and communities right now.” Bottom line: “this is a great day, because help is on the way!”
The #AmericanRescuePlan has the support of over 70% of Americans, and for good reason.
With this bill, we will get shots into arms, put money into the pockets of Americans in need, restore jobs, & ensure our kids can learn safely.
This is a great day because help is on the way! pic.twitter.com/FlRHfvEwUw
— Rep. Jennifer Wexton (@RepWexton) March 10, 2021
Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA08) speaking a bit earlier this afternoon, explaining why “My vote today for the American Rescue Plan will be the most consequential vote I have ever cast.” Rep. Beyer added:
“Today, we show that democracy works; today, we make available all of the resources needed to end the pandemic that has killed 527,000 Americans; today, we lift millions of American children out of poverty; today we make the investment to get our children back to school safely; today, we authorize economic income payments to millions of our citizens behind on their rent and car payment and unable to buy groceries; today we extend unemployment insurance to the 10% of Americans still out of work because of the virus; today we send national help to the state and local governments who employ the heroes who provide our quality of life – police, firefighters, teachers, child protective service workers, sanitation workers and many others. And today we reject the social Darwinism of our Republican friends. We reject the ethic of every man, woman and child for themselves.”
“My vote today for the American Rescue Plan will be the most consequential vote I have ever cast.” pic.twitter.com/2M6E91hplw
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) March 10, 2021
Central Virginians are counting on Congress for relief.
As our businesses, schools, and communities reopen, the American Rescue Plan contains billions of dollars for strengthened vaccine distribution.
This boost will help maintain Virginia’s momentum going into the spring.
— Rep. Abigail Spanberger (@RepSpanberger) March 10, 2021
Top priorities, according to Republicans:
1. Delaying the #AmericanRescuePlan and keeping stimulus checks out of your pockets.
2. Something about Dr. Suess?
End of list. https://t.co/wPZxY1Amgh
— Rep. Gerry Connolly (@GerryConnolly) March 10, 2021