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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson voted for final passage of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act, landmark, life-saving legislation that will provide urgently-needed resources to defeat the virus, put vaccines in people’s arms, money into families’ pockets, children safely back into classrooms and people back to work. This legislation will now go to President Biden’s desk for his signature.
Miami, FL – Congresswoman Wilson, who sits on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, applauds H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, House Democrats’ newly unveiled bill to invest more than $1.5 trillion in modern, sustainable infrastructure, while creating millions of good-paying jobs, combatting the climate crisis and addressing disparities in urban, suburban and rural communities across Florida and throughout the nation.
Congresswoman Wilson is leading a letter to House leadership urging Congress to include more than $200 billion in the next coronavirus relief package. The pandemic has had a devastating impact on state and local government budgets as a result of massive losses of tax revenues. In addition, while schools have been closed for several weeks and will not reopen until the fall, they have had to implement distance learning programs, continue to provide meals, and perform other functions.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Wilson announced that colleges and universities in District 24 would receive $84,708,059 in emergency funding as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Congress passed on March 27. At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed to students in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to help pay for housing, food, and other basic essentials.