American Rescue Plan Cuts Costs in Wisconsin GOP Districts 

Jun 09, 2022

American Rescue Plan Cuts Costs in Wisconsin GOP Districts 

MADISON, Wis. – Despite every Wisconsin Republican in Congress voting against the American Rescue Plan, the Democratic relief package continues to help Wisconsinites by cutting housing costs, making broadband more accessible and affordable, and more. Read how Democrats’ ARP funds are bolstering economic development in Republican-led districts:

Representative Glenn Grothman voted AGAINST: 

WFRV: Winnebago County creates plan to distribute $10.35 million ‘Neighborhood Reinvestment Fund Grant’

  • “$10.35 million from the statewide ‘Neighborhood Reinvestment Fund Grant’ can go a long way in the fight against homelessness. Winnebago County is using every cent it got from this American Rescue Plan-funded program to attack homelessness on six fronts.”

Representative Mike Gallagher voted AGAINST: 

Door County Pulse: Solving the Affordable Housing Shortage

  • “County of Door donates $500,000 in start-up dollars to new corporation tackling the problem of affordable rental units…The $500,000 donation came from the county’s American Rescue Plan Act dollars, which totaled $5,374,185.”

Representative Bryan Steil voted AGAINST:

PBS Wisconsin: ‘Housing First’ cut homelessness in Milwaukee — can it work across Wisconsin?

  • “Other cities getting big grants from the Neighborhood Investment Fund for housing and homelessness include Racine, which will receive $15 million..”

Representative Tom Tiffany voted AGAINST:

WSAW: Wausau deciding how to use American Rescue Plan funds

  • “The City of Wausau is deciding how to use its American Rescue Plan funds after receiving about $15 million to help with programs and projects affected by COVID-19. At their April 12 meeting they had five approved projects including broadband expansion, courthouse improvements and involvement in the Community Partners Campus.”

Representative Scott Fitzgerald voted AGAINST: 

Waukesha County Freeman: Waukesha Common Council OKs $10.8 million ARPA budget

  • “The Waukesha Common Council approved allocating $10.8 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds Tuesday with the goal of funding city projects after the impacts of COVID-19.
  • “ARPA funds are going toward various projects in the city. One project is the Mindiola Park soccer complex, which has an overall estimated budget of $8.9 million, Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director Ron Grall has said.”