- The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is designed to facilitate the United States' recovery from the devastating economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The plan—which passed the House on Feb. 27, 2021, and the Senate on March 6, 2021—was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021.
- The package costs $1.9 trillion, making it one of the largest economic rescue plans in U.S. history.
- It mixes efforts to mitigate the economic effects of the pandemic with strategies to fight the virus itself.
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The American Rescure Plan Act of 2021 is a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that provides mandatory funding, program changes and tax policies aimed at mitigating the continuing effects of the pandemic.