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American Rescue Plan Signed into Law
President Joe Biden signed the nearly $2 trillion American Rescue Plan. That was followed up by a prime time address Thursday night where Biden touted the bill and marked the one-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic. Democrats passed the bill in both chambers of Congress without a single Republican vote.
This package includes $4 billion to respond to the disruptions in the food supply chain. There’s another $4 billion to provide debt relief for farmers of color with 120 percent of the outstanding federal loans forgiven. The COVID-19 bill also expands last year’s 15 percent increase in SNAP benefits through the end of September.