CORONAVIRUS, Oregon, politics

Wyden gives update on unemployment, other benefits from American Rescue Plan

United States Capitol. Photo: Chas Hundley

Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) held a hybrid press conference and town hall meeting via Zoom on March 12 where he discussed how the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan directly benefits Oregonians.

Wyden said Oregon will receive $5 billion overall from the bill, including the provision to provide $1 billion in new payments to rural governments and to tribes. “That would be a first for tribes and rural counties,” he said.

The bill . . .

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