Final Pandemic Aid Reconciliation Package
This Fact Sheet describes the provisions of HR 1319, American Rescue Plan Act, as modified and passed by the Senate.
The $1.9 trillion package, which is President Biden's current top priority, provides substantial funding for health resources to battle the coronavirus and accelerate distribution of vaccines in an effort to end the pandemic, as well as continued aid to impacted Americans. It extends unemployment benefits through Sept. 6, including the $300 weekly federal add-on, provides $1,400 checks for most Americans, significantly expands the child tax credit and EITC, and provides additional food aid as well as $42.5 billion in housing aid to low-income and unemployed families and individuals.
It also provides $362 billion in direct aid to states and local governments along with $123 billion for K-12 schools, $39 billion for child care and $30.5 billion for transit systems. It provides $53.6 billion in aid to businesses, including almost $29 billion specifically for restaurants.
No Republicans in either chamber have voted for the package, which has been being considered under the budget reconciliation process that allowed for Senate passage by simple majority vote.