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Bipartisan mayors in Florida co-write op-ed urging Congress to pass Biden’s American Rescue Plan

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Updated: February 26, 2021

Francis Suarez, Republican Mayor of Miami, and Rick Kriseman, Democratic Mayor of St. Petersburg, published an op-ed in the Tampa Bay Times on Wednesday, describing the desperate situation on the ground in Florida’s cities, and urged Congress to pass President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

The mayors wrote: “President Joe Biden has laid forth his comprehensive American Rescue Plan and it’s already received bipartisan support. The plan is bold and ambitious but even then, there’s nothing in the plan that’s extraneous or not absolutely necessary at this moment.”

The mayors join more than 400 more bipartisan mayors vocally supporting the plan – along with a long list of economists and economic organizations urging the benefits of immediate relief including BrookingsMoody’s Analytics, and the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund. And a Reuters survey of dozens of economists found that over 90% believed that it would “boost the economy significantly.” The American Rescue Plan has received praise from across the political spectrum – from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable to Senator Sanders and organized labor. And, top economic advisors from the last four presidents:Kevin HassettGene SperlingR. Glenn Hubbard, and Alan Blinder have all said that additional stimulus is needed to rescue the economy.  

The op-ed comes shortly after the release of a new Quinnipiac poll showing that 68% of Americans – including majorities of Americans in every region of the country, in rural, suburban, and urban areas – approve of the American Rescue Plan.

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