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Video – Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA10): “our colleagues across the aisle want to gaslight the American people on this,” but “the American Rescue Plan meets the needs of our families and communities right now”

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA08): "today we reject the social Darwinism of our Republican friends"

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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!”

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.”

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