WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Neal Dunn (Florida-02) released the following statement after voting against H.R 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
“Americans throughout the nation have faced loss in many forms during this pandemic. Our kids are losing out on a proper education, families are losing loved ones, seniors are losing time with their families, and hometowns are losing their small businesses.
COVID-19 has disrupted and destroyed enough; we cannot let this pandemic destroy our future generations and the future of this nation. We owe it to our constituents to prioritize the things that matter most to them: their children, their families, and their communities. This package fails to adequately address the needs of my constituents in Florida’s Second Congressional District. Therefore, I cannot support this bill.”
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 1319 in a 219 to 212 vote during the early hours of Saturday morning. The COVID-19 package totals $1.9 trillion dollars. To read more about the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, click here.