Rep. Chellie Pingree said the American Rescue Plan is “one of the most important pieces of legislation Congress will ever pass”
MAINE, USA — Congress’s final approval of the landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill on Wednesday sparked immediate reactions from various Maine politicians, leaders, and groups who welcomed the news.
Maine Gov. Janet Mills
“Federal support continues to be critical in Maine’s fight against the pandemic. This relief bill will bolster Maine’s efforts to keep people healthy, get shots into arms, strengthen our economy, get back people back to work, and build a much stronger, better state.
This influx of funding will be a boon to Maine, to our health care institutions, to our unemployed, to education, and to Maine families generally. As we continue to digest the final language, we also look forward to receiving guidance from the Federal government on how these funds may be spent. Ultimately, I expect my Administration will present to the Legislature a biennial budget change package and a Back to Work bond proposal that take into consideration these new funds and that focus our efforts on protecting public health, strengthening our economy, and getting people back to work. I look forward to…