NEC Shares Regional Priorities for Next Round of COVID Relief with New England Congressional Delegation
Council Highlights Beneficial Provisions of President Biden’s Proposal, Outlines Additional Recommendations
On February 1, 2021, The New England Council sent a letter to each member of the New England Congressional delegation regarding the urgent need for additional federal COVID relief and economic stimulus legislation. In the letter, the Council highlighted specific provisions of President Biden’s proposed American Rescue Plan which we believe would be particularly beneficial for our region’s continued recovery. The letter also outlines recommendations for additional relief measures based upon some of the feedback we have received from members over the past several weeks since the President’s plan was released.
We are grateful to the many Council members who provided feedback on the American rescue plan through our policy committees, as well as those who offered other recommendations. We expect that there will be additional opportunities to weigh in on further relief and economic stimulus proposals in the weeks and months to come. We encourage you to communicate any suggestions or priorities that you’d like to see included in any future advocacy efforts to the Council’s policy staff.