Constituent Service By Numbers

  • 117th Congress in Review

  • 1,880Constituent Cases Helped
  • 123,882Responses to Letters, Emails, Calls
  • 1,840,000Returned to Constituents
  • 3,380,015,690Money Invested

The American Rescue Plan

On March 10, 2021, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1319, The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, an emergency coronavirus relief package with billions in economic aid for American families and businesses struggling due to this unprecedented health and economic crisis. The legislation was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021.

Here is how this legislation benefits Californians:

$1400 in Direct Payments for American Families: Provides a direct payment of $1,400 for individuals making under $75,000 per year and households making under $150,000 per year.

$130 Billion for K-12 School Reopenings: $130 billion available to states and school districts for immediate and long-term relief so they can work with public health experts to safely re-open schools and make up for lost time in the classroom. 

$40 Billion for Homeowners, Renters, and Homeless Individuals: Directs over $25 billion for emergency rental assistance, $10 billion to help homeowners, and $5 billion for homelessness programs

$350 Billion for State and Local Coronavirus Relief Funds: Funding to keep first responders, frontline health workers, and other providers of vital services safely on the job. 

  • State of California: $26.3B

  • Los Angeles County: $1.9B

  • San Bernardino County: $423M

  • Pomona: $52M

  • Chino: $14M

  • Fontana: $52M

  • Rialto: $30M

  • Ontario: $46M

  • Montclair: $7M

$450 Million for Inland Empire Schools: Funding to reopen schools safely and support the needs of our students.

  • Chaffey Joint Union High School District: $36.2M

  • Chino Valley Unified School District: $38.6M

  • Fontana Unified School District: $96.6M 

  • Pomona Unified School District: $85.4M

  • Rialto Unified School District: $69.5M

  • Colton Joint Unified School District: $57.9M

  • MountainView School District: $2.9M

Increases Federal Unemployment Benefits: Extends the $300 in additional weekly benefits through September 6, 2021.

Expanding the Child Tax Credit: Makes the child tax credit fully refundable for 2021 and increases the annual amount from the current $2,000 per child to $3,000 per child ($3,600 for a child under age 6).

Food Assistance: Extends the 15% SNAP benefit increase through September 30, 2021 and rovides additional food support for seniors with $37 million to the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

Support for Our Veterans: Invests in expediting VA claims and appeals processing to reduce the backlog caused by COVID-19.

Expands Our Healthcare Workforce: $7.6 billion in funding to public health departments to hire 100,000 full time employees into the public health workforce.

Vaccine Development and Procurement: $20 billion for improving COVID-19 vaccine administration and distribution, including mobile vaccination units, a vaccine awareness campaign, and provides funds for research and manufacturing of vaccines.

Expands Testing Capabilities: $50 billion for testing, including procurement and administration of regular screening tests, and investments in United States laboratory capacity.

Invests in Underserved Communities: $25.2 billion for addressing health disparities and protecting vulnerable populations, nursing home strike teams, and health centers.

Relief for Small Busineseses: Expands the Paycheck Protection Program eligibility, allocates $15 billion for the Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance program, and delivers $25 billion for a new program at the SBA offering assistance to restaurants and other food and drinking establishments.