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Support for Inclusion in the State, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Rehabilitation, Infrastructure and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act in any future legislative or spending vehicle

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Nancy Pelosi, The Honorable
Speaker
United States House of Representatives

Charles E. Schumer, The Honorable
Majority Leader
United States Senate

Kevin McCarthy, The Honorable
Republican Leader
United States House of Representatives

The Honorable Mitch McConnell
Republican Leader
United States Senate

Dear Speaker Pelosi: Leader McCarthy, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell

On behalf of the nation’s state, territory, and local governments, we urge the inclusion of the bipartisan State, Local Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act (S. 3011/H.R. 5735) into the next spending or legislative device so it can be signed into legislation. This legislation was approved unanimously by the Senate on October 19, 2020. It would give additional flexibility under the Coronavirus State and Local Financial Recovery Funds (CSLFRF), which were included in the American Rescue Plan Act, and help with the implementation this important new program.

Since the enactment of ARPA in April, we have been working with our respective memberships and the White House to implement the $350billion provided by the law. We believe this legislation would streamline and enhance this historic program in several key ways ,…



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