State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti said that the $1.9 trillion COVID-relief American Rescue Plan signed by President Joe Biden today will provide about $7 billion to the State of Washington and local municipalities in stimulus funds.
Broken down, Pellicciotti’s office said the the relief package’s contributions to Washington state includes $4.25 billion for state government, $1.48 billion for Washington state counties, and $1.18 billion for Washington cities, towns, and other governments.
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After the American Rescue Plan was signed into law today, Pellicciotti released the following statement:
I have partnered with state treasurers around the country to advocate that Congress pass the American Rescue Plan, because it will provide our state important federal funding to transition from our COVID economic challenges. It will get money in people’s pockets now, provide economic stimulus of our economy, help us navigate our state COVID-budget challenges, and provide a lifeline to local governments so they can continue to provide necessary community services.”
The bill was narrowly approved in both chambers of Congress. It passed the House on Wednesday in a 220 to 211 vote, with one Democrat joining the entire Republican Caucus in voting against it. It passed the Senate on Saturday in party line 50 to 49 vote
Pellicciotti was one of 16 other state treasurers last month to call on Congress to pass this legislation.
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