Cuomo: Senate Rescue Plan Is Much Needed Relief

March 6, 2021

STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO ON U.S. SENATE PASSING $1.9 TRILLION AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN

“I thank Senate Majority Leader Schumer and Senator Gillibrand for their tireless advocacy for our state and for working through the night in the face of strong Washington opposition to secure passage of the American Rescue Plan in the Senate.

“While no legislation is ever 100 percent perfect, this bill provides critical resources to New York State, cities and towns, as well as much needed emergency pandemic relief to New York families. The House of Representatives should move swiftly to pass this vital relief package because recovery from this ongoing crisis is not about politics.

“There cannot be a national recovery if the states and local governments do not get relief – it is simple as that.”