WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Gwen Moore (WI-04), and Ron Kind (WI-03) sent a letter today to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen opposing the Treasury’s reduced allocations for the state of Wisconsin from the American Rescue Plan’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. When the American Rescue Plan was signed into law, the Congressional Research Service estimated Wisconsin would receive $3.2 billion—$700 million more than the Treasury’s final issuance of $2.5 billion. Additionally, the lawmakers requested the Treasury provide Wisconsin with its funds in one single payment—rather than a two-part payment separated by a full year.
“We passed the American Rescue Plan to provide $3.2 billion in relief for Wisconsinites, and Wisconsin deserves the full sum of those funds now,” said the Representatives. “We look forward to working with the Treasury Department to provide Wisconsin with the full amount of funds it was initially promised.”
See the full letter below and here.