DES MOINES – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Rep. Ross Wilburn released the following statement on the historic passage of the American Rescue Plan, which gives Iowa families and small businesses the support they need to recover and rebuild from the pandemic:

“With today’s passage of the American Rescue Plan, Democrats are once again delivering on their promise to provide relief to families and lead our nation towards recovery from this pandemic. The American Rescue Plan provides the support Iowa families need and gives healthcare professionals the tools they need to finally put an end to this pandemic.

“While Americans overwhelmingly support the American Rescue Act, Iowa’s entire Republican delegation shamefully opposed relief for families in our state. When we needed leadership most, Iowa Republicans have continued to play partisan games at the expense of those in need.”