Op-ed: If GOP blocks Biden’s COVID rescue plan, America’s working poor will suffer


February 1, 2021

Editor’s note: The Hill on February 1, 2021 published an op-ed authored by CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein and Mark Wolfe, Executive Director of the National Energy Assistance Directors Association, who represents state directors of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

The op-ed begins:

President Joe Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion COVID relief proposal, known as the “American Rescue Plan” would prevent millions of working families from falling even deeper into poverty. It is desperately needed, because the COVID-recession has resulted in millions of low-income workers losing their jobs, working fewer hours and having to stay home to care for children out of school due to the pandemic.

To read the entire piece, click here.