Virginia Governor & GA Leaders on American Rescue Plan Funding

Joint Statement from Governor Northam and General Assembly Leaders on Shared Priorities for American Rescue Plan Funding

RICHMOND, VA (STL.News) Governor Ralph Northam released a joint statement with the leaders of the House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia, outlining shared plans and priorities for distribution of more than $4.3 billion in federal assistance the Commonwealth expects to receive through the American Rescue Plan.

Joint Statement of
Governor Ralph Northam

House Speaker Eileen Filler Corn, Majority Leader Charniele Herring,
Caucus Chair Richard ‘Rip’ Sullivan,
Appropriations Chair Luke Torian, Vice Chair Mark Sickles

Senate President pro tem Louise Lucas,
Majority Leader Richard Saslaw,
Caucus Chair Mamie Locke,
Appropriations & Finance Chair Janet Howell,
Vice Chair George Barker

Virginia expects to receive more than $4.3 billion in federal funds in the coming days through the American Rescue Plan.  Like most states, Virginia breathed a sigh of relief when President Biden signed this into law in March.

On Monday, we received further guidance on how these dollars may be used.  They are to help states respond to acute pandemic-response needs, fill revenue shortfalls, and support communities that COVID-19 hit hardest. 

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