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American Rescue Plan Act of 2021


President Signs $1.9 Trillion Bill Into Law

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law. Congress had passed the massive piece of legislation on March 10, when the House approved the measure by a 220-211 vote. This followed passage in the Senate by a 50-49 vote on March 6. The Act was originally passed by the House on February 27, but was amended in the Senate in order both to appease moderate Democrats to ensure passage in the evenly divided chamber and to meet Senate rules. Lawmakers had set a deadline of March 14 to approve the package, as that was the expiration of unemployment relief last extended by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 in late December, 2020. Please click here to continue reading this special report on the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021​.