Question of the Day

What portion of the "American Rescue Plan" of 2021 was devoted to funding the police?

Correct Answer

Tell Me More

At two recent White House press conferences, Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki declared that Republicans defunded the police because they did not vote for the "American Rescue Plan" of 2021. This law, which was passed by Democrats without any Republican votes, does not mention "police," "law enforcement," or any synonym for these words. Instead, it enacts $1.86 trillion in deficit spending mainly devoted to social welfare programs and bailouts for state and local governments and private union pension funds. Psaki argued that the cities could use some of the bailout money for police. However, nothing in the law requires this, and at least 13 major Democrat-run cities have reduced funding for their police.

DocumentationPress Conference (6/28/21)Press Conference (6/30/21)American Rescue Plan TextAmerican Rescue Plan VotesAmerican Rescue Plan CostsPolice Funding Reductions

Reload Question
Reload Question
Share via Facebook
Share via Twitter
Share via Email
Embed into your website
About the Fact App
Articles by Topic