U.S. Senator Tina Smith says she is proud to have supported the $1.9 trillion covid relief American Rescue Plan :

“This is historic legislation that is going to help Minnesota families recover from COVID and getting working families back on their feet.”

Smith says there are three things she wants to highlight from the bill.

“Millions of Minnesotans will benefit from this, 14-hundred dollars. There are resources to help our schools re-open safely. This has been such a concern for families worried about their kids and want them to be back in school and wanting to be safe. And then to get vaccines into people’s arms.”

Smith says she is glad that there is wording in the legislation that will make the vaccine free to people no matter what insurance plan they have. In the House a party-line split among Minnesota’s U-S representatives, four Democrats voting “yes” and four Republicans voting “no”.