LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor to the First District, released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing the County’s Washington, D.C. advocates to support President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.
“Now that we have hope on the horizon with the vaccines, we are at a critical inflection point in our battle against COVID-19. This moment to rebuild our communities as they navigate unemployment, loss of loved ones, health disparities and other social issues must be met with immediate relief and support. I am confident that President Biden’s American Rescue Plan will provide the resources our communities need to meet this moment.
This plan provides a roadmap for helping our most vulnerable communities gain access to a life-saving vaccine with increased production and distribution, as well as direct economic relief to families and businesses that have suffered great economic loss as a result of the pandemic.
With the implementation of the plan, Los Angeles County will be able to continue to provide critical services that are helping our neighbors stay housed, keeping local small businesses open and helping families put food on their table along with other public services. We must support programs that will help struggling communities navigate this devastating pandemic and continue to serve in the best interest and support of our people.”
The American Rescue Plan would help speed up COVID-19 vaccine production and distribution, deliver immediate and direct economic relief to individuals, families, and businesses, and provide $350 billion in much-needed aid to state and local governments.
To view the motion, click here.
CONTACT: Kimberly Ortega, Acting Communications Director, (213) 361-6435 or KOrtega@bos.lacounty.gov