CONCORD, NH — On the two-year anniversary of President Biden signing the American Rescue Plan into law, Granite Staters are still benefiting from the relief that President Biden, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Annie Kuster, and Congressman Chris Pappas delivered – with no help from a single Republican. Thanks to President Biden and New Hampshire Democrats, the American Rescue Plan has created the strongest jobs recovery on record, provided tax relief for working families, brought child poverty to a record low, led a small business boom, bolstered public safety and crime prevention in our communities, and more – with no help from a single Republican. “Despite Republicans’ attempts to stop them, President Biden and Democrats came into office and worked immediately to provide relief for working Granite Staters. Two years later, we are seeing the results in our communities: record low unemployment, tax relief for working families, small businesses are on the rise, and that’s just the beginning. While MAGA Republicans continue to prioritize their extreme agenda over the needs of working families, President Biden and New Hampshire Democrats remain laser-focused on finishing the job,” said NHDP Chair Ray Buckley.
Here’s a reminder about just some of the critical relief Republicans opposed:
A strong economic recovery, with New Hampshire’s unemployment falling to 2.9%, as compared to 4.2% when President Biden took office.
Helping foster 28,000 new small business applications in New Hampshire — the highest two year total on record.
Direct pandemic relief to all 24 New Hampshire towns, cities, and counties.
Vital education funding for 150 school districts in New Hampshire to support academic recovery post-pandemic.
Help for 590 child care programs in New Hampshire to keep their doors open.
Working family tax relief for 144,000 families in New Hampshire and an expanded Earned Income Tax Credit for 70,000 workers in New Hampshire.
Affordable, high-speed internet for 24,000 homes and businesses in New Hampshire.
Vital relief for 417 New Hampshire restaurants through the American Rescue Plan’s Restaurant Revitalization Fund.