Dear Colleague on Progress Toward Delivering American Rescue Plan

February 5, 2021
Press Release

Dear Democratic Colleague,

Very early this morning, the Senate passed a budget resolution that will come back to the House today.  I am pleased to write that there have been no changes to the reconciliation instructions to the Committees that we sent to the Senate.  Senate Democrats successfully defeated efforts by Republicans that attempted to do so.

This morning, the Chairs of the Committees of Jurisdiction will meet with President Biden and Vice President Harris to report on where we go from here.

As we all know, a budget is a statement of our values.  Our work to crush the coronavirus and deliver relief to the American people is urgent and of the highest priority.  With this budget resolution, we have taken a giant step to save lives and livelihoods.

Next week, we will be writing the legislation to create a path to final passage for the Biden American Rescue Plan, so that we can finish our work before the end of February.  Thank you to our Chairs for their knowledge and values-based leadership and to our Members for their courage.