Huffman Votes to Pass American Rescue Plan, Sending Legislation to President Biden

COVID Relief Package Will Deliver Over $82 Million in Relief to California’s Second District

March 10, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) voted for final passage of H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act. This sweeping legislative package focuses on putting vaccines in people’s arms, money in people’s pockets, children back in school, and people back in their jobs. The legislation has already passed in the Senate and is headed to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law.

“This is a historic week for our country. Californians have been struggling for over a year in the face of this once in a century pandemic and economic collapse. Finally – after months of Republican obstruction and political gameplay – we have passed relief that actually meets the urgency of this moment and is on its way to be signed into law,” said Rep. Huffman.  “The American Rescue Plan is what we need to beat COVID, safely reopen schools, deliver relief, and ensure an equitable recovery for everyone. The vast majority of people in America support the President’s plan, and today House Democrats honored our promise to deliver relief for the people.”

The plan provides critical support to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments. California will receive a total of $42.63 billion in federal assistance, with $16.02 billion allocated towards local governments and $26.07 billion allocated towards state government.

The counties and municipalities in California’s 2nd Congressional District will receive the following amounts:

(The calculations assume that, in some states, certain township and city governments have entirely distinct populations - conservative calculations.)

  • Sonoma County and its cities will receive $95.87 million.
    • City of Rohnert Park – $8,084,657
    • City of Sebastopol – $1,444,462
    • City of Sonoma – $2,075,026
    • City of Cotati – $1,394,770
    • City of Cloverdale – $1,629,302
    • City of Healdsburg – $2,229,561
    • Town of Windsor – $5,106,251
  • Marin County and its cities will receive $50.19 million.
    • City of Belvedere – $396,031
    • Town of Corte Madera – $1,835,412
    • Town of Fairfax – $1,415,851
    • City of Larkspur – $2,306,547
    • City of Mill Valley – $2,683,944
    • City of Novato – $10,449,671
    • Town of Ross – $461,347
    • City of San Rafael – $11,000,050
    • City of San Anselmo – $2,348,333
    • City of Sausalito – $1,330,396
    • Town of Tiburon – $1,709,864
  • Mendocino County and its cities will receive 16.82 million.
    • City of Fort Bragg – $1,372,371 
    • City of Point Arena – $84,514
    • City of Ukiah – $3,010,708 
    • City of Willits – $920,435 
  • Del Norte County and its cities will receive 5.39 million.
    • Crescent City – $1,277,504 
  • Humboldt County and its cities will receive 26.29 million.
    • City of Arcata – $3,469,232
    • City of Blue Lake – $234,343 
    • City of Eureka – $5,027,572
    • City of Ferndale – $254,484 
    • City of Fortuna – $2,307,488 
  • Trinity County and its cities will receive 2.38 million.
  • The Entitlement City of Petaluma will receive 8.75 million.
  • And $987,632 to the City of Calistoga.

The American Rescue Plan is strongly supported by a large majority of people in America – including 60 percent of Republicans – bipartisan state and local leaders, national education groups, trade unions and advocacy organizations and hundreds of businesses and chambers of commerce.  Economists agree that the American Rescue Plan’s targeted, evidence-based action is needed – both for struggling families and for the American economy.  The legislation’s provisions will generate $1.25 for every $1 of spending, will cut child poverty in half, and will lift nearly 12 million people out of poverty.

Additional resources on the American Rescue Plan are available here.

Quotes in support of the American Rescue Plan Act from economists and local leaders here.

A full list of state and local allocations can be found here.