How the Biden Agenda Delivered for Wisconsin This Week

Sep 03, 2021


September 3, 2021

Contact: WisDems Communications (press@wisdems.org)

How the Biden Agenda Delivered for Wisconsin This Week

MADISON, Wis. — When President Biden introduced the American Rescue Plan, he promised to provide the resources for Wisconsin to build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic. Since his first day in the Oval Office, President Biden has continued to follow through on that promise by ensuring that Wisconsin has billions of dollars to invest in the communities still recovering from the pandemic — federal funding that Gov. Evers is using to fund bold solutions and deliver critical relief to small business owners, parents, communities, and mental health facilities.

Read how Democrats delivered for Wisconsin this week: 

Rep. Gwen Moore: These Child Tax Credit payments are fighting poverty in a big way, which will help level the playing field for the most vulnerable. We should make this support permanent to families.

Governor Tony Evers: BREAKING: We’re investing $25 million in #AmericanRescuePlan funds into local transit programs. Ensuring our economic recovery continues means making long-term investments into our communities and our state’s infrastructure.

Scott Bauer: Wisconsin @GovEvers state party chairman @benwikler and other Democrats gather across the street from the Wisconsin state Capitol to tout @POTUS child tax credit, other tax cuts, infrastructure bill as part of @DNC bus tourPresident Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan.” 

Milwaukee Independent: Wisconsin to Allocate More Federal Funding to Address Mental Health and Behavioral Healthcare Needs 

“With this support from the federal government, we have an opportunity to bring about significant change and make a difference for Wisconsin residents who are struggling,” said DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Gov. Tony Evers provides $25 million to Milwaukee, Madison transit systems after lawmakers cut their state funding

“Democratic Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday he is giving an additional $25 million in federal funding to the state’s two largest transit systems after Republican lawmakers this summer sought to limit how much their budgets would grow. 

Evers is providing Milwaukee County with $19.7 million and Madison with $5.2 million. Evers is using federal funds provided under the American Rescue Plan that Congress passed this year.“

Wisconsin Public Radio: Children’s Mental Health Gets Millions In Funding From The Biden Administration

“As students head back into another pandemic school year, the Biden administration has announced nearly $85 million in funding for mental health awareness, training, and treatment.”

Courier Newsroom: Wisconsin Families Seeing Benefits Two Months Into Child Tax Credit Expansion

“Because of the scarcity and high cost of quality child care, which the pandemic exacerbated, families have had to make some tough decisions. Due to lower pay or gender roles, the result has been more mothers leaving the workplace.  

“Fortunately for the Stanleys, who live in Eau Claire, and millions of families across the country, they recently started receiving an extra $600 each month thanks to the expanded federal child tax credit approved by Congress earlier this year as part of the American Rescue Plan.”

Wisconsin State Journal: UW-Madison clears nearly $2 million in student bills using COVID-19 relief money

“UW-Madison became the latest college in Wisconsin leveraging federal COVID-19 relief money to erase debt owed to the university, a move that will help students who financially struggled during the pandemic.

“It’s one part of a broader plan laying out how the $53.4 million UW-Madison received through the American Rescue Plan Act will be spent. The university said Thursday that it is distributing half of that money to students, tapping $1.9 million of its own share to discharge some debt and using the rest to offset pandemic-related institutional expenses, such as running COVID-19 testing sites on campus.”

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