NCSL Media Alert
March 8, 2021
Denver—The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) issued the following statement:
As the House considers the Senate-passed American Rescue Plan, NCSL applauds the inclusion of flexible funding for states. While states’ economies are at varying stages of recovery, many continue to face increased costs associated with testing and vaccines, schools reopening, increased unemployment, and the need to help small businesses. Continued federal support will ensure that our country achieves full economic recovery and in an expedited timeline.
NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.