Florida Watch and Progress Florida react to passage of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan

March 10, 2021

Contact: Damien Filer / 850-212-1858 / Damien@ProgressFlorida.org 

“Here in Florida, we’re facing a budget shortfall and we’re the only state in the country that has no plan for distributing vaccines — except to DeSantis’ big campaign contributors. Thankfully, President Biden’s American Rescue Plan will help the economy, put checks directly in the hands of working families, and speed up vaccine distribution to everyone, not just DeSantis’ campaign contributors.” 
— Josh Weierbach, Executive Director of Florida Watch.  

“As part of the American Rescue Plan, $17.3 billion will flow to the State of Florida. The question is, will Republicans in charge of state government use that money for rent relief, support for small businesses and to stop cuts to children’s health care and education or will they use it for more corporate tax cuts and giveaways?” 
— Mark Ferrulo, Executive Director, Progress Florida.