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DeLauro, Lamont Tout Connecticut Benefits To American Rescue Plan

In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro joined Governor Ned Lamont to discuss how the American Rescue Plan will benefit first responders and local government.

The state is expected to receive over $2 billion and close to another $2 billion in local government funding.

“State and local governments will not only receive the reimbursement but will no longer have to rely on tax increases to stay afloat and first responders and frontline health workers and other providers of vital services on the job,” DeLauro said.

DeLauro said the additional money also allows the state to continue to vaccinate residents and provide increased services, like coronavirus testing.

The governor said some money will go toward helping restart tourism to museums and beaches this summer. He said he hopes free bus services will be available starting on Memorial Day.

“I don’t want to waste this opportunity. We have some resources to make an enormous difference in our town and in our state,” Lamont said.