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President Biden Has A Bold American Rescue Plan

Feb 25, 2021



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President Biden Has A Bold American Rescue Plan


As countless South Carolinians continue to be economically impacted by COVID-19 one year into the pandemic, South Carolina Democrats are calling on our elected officials to support the Biden Administrations American Rescue Plan, which will provide:

  • $1,400 direct relief checks to Americans on top of $600 checks previously approved for a total of $2,000 in direct aid
  • Enhanced unemployment benefits 
  • Increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour
  • Additional support for small businesses
  • Extended federal eviction moratorium and aid to low and moderate income households out of work
  • Funding for vaccines, testing, and schools

SCDP Chair Trav Robertson said, “We believe this is a non-partisan issue that members of the SC Congressional Delegation should fully support. A recent Gallup poll found an overwhelming majority of Americans approve of President Biden’s coronavirus response including one-third of all Republicans. Providing aid to families, businesses, states, cities, and towns across our state is essential to help all Americans as a result of the pandemic are still in crisis. 



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