Mayor Garcetti

Credits Biden and Congress

LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti issued the following statement on final passage of the American Rescue Plan. The statement was issued prior to the signing of the law by President Joe Biden.

“The American Rescue Plan is a watershed moment in the life of our nation and our response to COVID-19 – with historic investments in vaccine distribution, relief for working families, jobs for frontline workers, and support for children, students, parents, small businesses, and tenants.

“…a watershed moment in the life of our nation…”

Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles

Landmark legislation

“We fought long and hard for this landmark legislation, and thanks to leadership from President Biden and Congress, our state and local governments are set to receive critical aid in the months ahead. For Los Angeles, that translates into preserving vital services threatened by our pandemic-driven budget crisis; protecting jobs jeopardized by this public health emergency; and placing us on stronger financial footing to ensure equity in our vaccination efforts and lift up our most vulnerable neighbors.

“This action helps us save lives and livelihoods. When this bill becomes law, our cities and our country will be healthier now, stronger down the road, and better prepared for a full and lasting recovery.”