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Philadelphia Mayor Kenney Touts American Rescue Plan

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Kenney says the plan will provide $1.4 billion in relief funds to the city.

Video Transcript

JIM KENNEY: Philadelphia's mayor and congressional Democrats are touting the American Rescue Plan signed by President Biden. They spoke at Philadelphia International Airport this morning, and the mayor said the plan will provide $1.4 billion in relief funds to the city. He said that it is welcome news after losing so much tax revenue during the pandemic.

JIM KENNEY: This relief means that the city has been faced with less painful budgetary decisions than it would have otherwise faced. That means less impact on business, less impact on our residents, while setting our region up for stronger, faster and more equitable recovery.

- Officials said that the Payroll Support Program saved the jobs of many at the airport.