April 12th, 2021
American Rescue Plan Act Set for Presidential Signature
AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT SET FOR PRESIDENTIAL SIGNATURE
The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to pass the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 as passed by the Senate on March 6, 2021. Passage was by party line vote, with one Democrat representative crossing over to vote no. President Biden has indicated that he is eager to sign the bill. The Bill differs from an earlier version passed by the House in that some provisions were eliminated for procedural reasons and some provisions were modified to secure the votes of the more conservative Democrats in the Senate. The Senate narrowly passed that version by a 50-49 party line vote.