| April 20, 2022

Letter to House Leadership Supporting the Cornyn-Padilla Amendment

As Congress returns to session, we urge immediate consideration and passage of H.R. 4373, which would provide additional support for COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics. The legislation also includes S. 3011/H.R. 5735, a measure to provide greater flexibility to American Rescue Plan (ARP) state and local resources. The ARP law provided $350 billion in relief funds and $10 billion in capital improvement assistance, which was critical to state and local governments managing pandemic-induced budget shortfalls. However, as the nation enters the next chapter of the pandemic, the ARP funds lack the flexibility necessary for states and localities to address ongoing transportation needs.