One Year later: No thanks to Don Bacon, The American Rescue Plan delivered historic relief for economy, working families

One year ago, Don Bacon voted against the American Rescue Plan, an historic effort that uplifted tens of millions of families, distributed life-saving vaccines to hundreds of millions of people, helped open nearly 100 percent of schools, and powered the fastest recovery of any advanced economy in the world.
Despite House Republicans’ efforts to rewrite history, not a single one voted for the American Rescue Plan — including Bacon. But that hasn’t stopped him from touting relief funds he voted against.
Here’s just a few of the major accomplishments the American Rescue Plan helped deliver this past year – and Bacon voted to block:
  • The greatest year of job creation in American history as 7.4 million Americans got back to work since President Biden was elected
  • The lowest rate of people on unemployment insurance since 1970 – more than 50 years
  • The Child Tax Credit reached a record nearly 241,000 families including 437,000 children in Nebraska
  • The Earned Income Tax Credit was tripled, providing significant relief to 104,000 workers in Nebraska without dependent children
  • More Americans are saving money on health care thanks to expanded access through the ACA
  • Nearly 100% of schools are open for in-person learning
  • More than 470 small restaurants in Nebraska stayed open thanks to relief from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund
  • More than 34,000 cities, towns, and counties, saved jobs and prevented layoffs and furloughs thanks to funding for state and local governments
Said DCCC spokesperson Johanna Warshaw: “The economy is stronger and working families are better off today than they were a year ago, thanks to ARP and no thanks to Rep. Don Bacon. Voters will know that when given the opportunity, Bacon voted against them.”

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