Baton Rouge, LA – Senate Democrats worked late into the night to pass the American Rescue Plan, President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID Relief Bill. Louisiana Democratic Party Chair Katie Bernhardt issued the following statement:

“Senate Democrats worked late into the night and early morning to pass the much-needed and widely popular American Rescue Plan, which helps Louisiana families, small businesses, schools, and farmers. Republican Senators John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy chose party politics over helping the people of Louisiana. In 2017, they enthusiastically supported the biggest corporate tax cuts in history. Today, they opposed the American Rescue Plan, which provides more direct aid to the American people than any bill in decades and helps us defeat this pandemic so we can return to normal. This is further evidence that the Democratic Party is focused on the needs of working families, while Republicans are focused on their corporate donors.”