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American Bridge 21st Century Co-Chair Steve Bullock Statement American Rescue Plan Benefits for Rural Communities

Today, following President Biden’s signing of the historic American Rescue Plan Act, American Bridge 21st Century co-chair Governor Steve Bullock released the following statement highlighting the plan’s benefits for rural communities:

“In signing the American Rescue Plan Act into law, President Biden has delivered a historic victory for working families, farmers and small businesses in rural communities across the nation,” said American Bridge 21st Century Co-Chair Governor Steve Bullock. “The American Rescue Plan makes significant investments in expanding rural broadband, ending food insecurity, and homeowner and rental assistance for the low-income and elderly. It will undo the damage COVID-19 has caused to our food supply chain and invest hundreds of millions into rural hospitals to broaden access to vaccines. Critically, help will be delivered in an equitable manner, with significant investments going towards historically underserved and disadvantaged communities who have borne the brunt of this pandemic. The American Rescue Plan will help rural America build back better and American Bridge 21st Century will make sure rural voters know who was fighting for them when it mattered most.”

During the 2020 election, American Bridge 21st Century led Democratic efforts to win back rural Obama-Trump voters in PennsylvaniaWisconsinMichigan, and Georgia.