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STATEMENT: KHANNA, SANTA CLARA & ALAMEDA COUNTIES SECURE VITAL RELIEF FUNDING

March 11, 2021
Press Release
Joint statement from Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg, Santa Clara County Supervisor Otto Lee, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, Alameda County Supervisor David Haubert, Cupertino Mayor Darcy Paul, Fremont Mayor Lily Mei, Milpitas Mayor Rich Tran, Newark Mayor Alan Nagy, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor, and Sunnyvale Mayor Larry Klein

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17) joined Santa Clara and Alameda Counties in celebrating over $1 billion in funding for California’s 17th Congressional District in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Following Rep. Khanna’s vote in favor of the package on the House Floor, the Congressman was joined by both counties in issuing the below statement:

“As we turn the corner on one of our nation’s most trying years, there has never been a more urgent need for massive investment in our local and state governments. The American Rescue Plan Act is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to meet the severe needs of this economic and public health crisis, rising above partisanship to set our country down the road to recovery. We are humbled to receive over $1 billion in funding. Together with organizations here in the South and East Bay Area, we are eager to get to work sponsoring more vaccination sites, instituting better safety measures for in-person learning in our public schools, distributing additional relief for our small business owners, and so much more. We thank President Biden, Vice President Harris, and the many stakeholders who pushed this bill across the finish line.”

Total Local Government Allocations for CA-17

  • County of Alameda: $324 million
  • County of Santa Clara: $374 million
  • City of Newark: $9.3 million
  • City of Fremont: $42.2 million
  • City of Santa Clara: $25.9 million
  • City of San Jose: $223 million
  • City of Cupertino: $9.7 million
  • City of Sunnyvale: $29.5 million
  • City of Milpitas: $16.9 million
  • Total: $1.05 billion

The full text of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is available here. The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 by a vote of 220 – 211.

 

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About the Office

Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers communities in Silicon Valley. Visit his website at khanna.house.gov. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.