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Dec 22, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

December 22, 2021

Contact: WisDems Press (press@wisdems.org)

Hot Off The Press: Democrats Delivered in 2021

MADISON, Wis. – From allocating millions in pandemic relief to small businesses and industries impacted by the pandemic to investing in Wisconsin’s roads, bridges, and drinking water – Wisconsinites have spent the last year reading about how President Biden, Governor Evers, and Democrats in Congress are building back better together: 

January

  • Gov. Evers delivered 2021 State of the State address, declares 2021 the Year of Broadband Access [1/12/21]
  • President Biden and Vice President Harris sworn in during historic inauguration [1/20/21]

February

  • President Biden pitched $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan in Milwaukee [2/16/21]
  • Gov. Evers cut taxes for small businesses and low income families by $450 million [2/18/21]

March

  • Northeastern Wisconsin cities received millions from American Rescue Plan [3/12/21]
  • Gov. Evers led a nation-leading vaccine rollout that even received praise from Wisconsin Republican leaders [3/24/21]

April

  • Kenosha received nearly $2 million in federal funding for affordable housing [4/9/21]
  • Gov. Evers announces a renegotiated deal with Foxconn that protects local investments and saves taxpayers $2.7 Billion. [4/20/21]

May

  • President Biden’s American Rescue Plan funded job training for veterans [5/17/21]
  • Gov. Evers directed $100 million in ARP funds to expand affordable internet access [5/18/21]

June

  • Gov. Evers allocated more than $140 million for Wisconsin’s tourism and entertainment industries [6/24/21]
  • President Biden touted bipartisan infrastructure deal in Wisconsin: ‘This is a generational investment’ [6/29/21]

July

  • Gov. Evers improved and signed Wisconsin’s first bipartisan budget since 2007, which includes one of the largest tax cuts in state history [7/8/21]
  • Biden administration provided support to Wisconsin’s rural COVID efforts [7/13/21]

August

  • Wisconsin would receive billions from infrastructure bill, says White House report [8/6/21]
  • Governor Evers directed $50 million to Wisconsin farmers [8/19/21]

September

  • Gov. Evers announced more than $58 million in new funding for local health departments [9/13/21]
  • Wisconsin Dells used federal relief to replace money lost from tourism during pandemic [9/23/21]

October

  • Gov. Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul announced $45 million in ARP funds for violence prevention and victim support [10/14/21]
  • Environmentalists, unions promoted federal infrastructure bills to invest in clean drinking water [10/20/21]

November

  • $5.2 billion in federal funding set to help repair Wisconsin roadways [11/15/21]
  • Gov. Evers’ Main Street Bounceback grants helped revitalize hundreds of downtowns by opening over 1,000 small businesses [11/26/21]

December

  • Under Gov. Evers’ leadership, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate ties all-time low [12/17/21]
  • Wisconsin to receive $850M in federal funding to improve and support clean drinking water [12/8/21]

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