NJGOP Statement On ARP Event

March 15, 2021

Trenton: First Lady Jill Biden appeared in New Jersey today to tout the Biden Administration’s disastrous “American Rescue Plan.”

The final “American Rescue Plan” totaled a whopping 1.9 trillion dollars, while only 9% of the total funds was allocated to directly combating Covid-19. The law includes funds allocated to fulfill liberal pipedreams, including $270 million for the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, $112 million for a subway system in Silicon Valley and $1.5 million for a bridge from New York into Canada. Even the White House Press Secretary said it’s “the most progressive piece of legislation in history.”

NJGOP Chairman Michael Lavery issued the following statement:

“No amount of grandstanding from Biden administration officials will make this bill an actual COVID relief bill. The Biden administration can continue to call it a COVID relief bill all they want, but New Jerseyans and Americans know that this bill allocates a majority of the funds to liberal pipedreams while less than 10% is actually being spent on crushing the virus. This bill will burden our taxpayers with additional debt and taxes that our children will be paying for. New Jersey and our country deserves better than this progressive wishlist with the word “relief” tacked on to it.”