Biden says ‘help is here’ at event celebrating the American Rescue Plan

At a Rose Garden event on Friday, President Biden said the implementation of the American Rescue Plan, which he signed into law on Thursday, was critical to show that “government can function” to deliver prosperity, security and opportunity to Americans.

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JOE BIDEN: It's one thing to pass the American Rescue Plan. It's going to be another thing to implement it. It's going to require fastidious oversight to make sure there's no waste or fraud, and the law does what it's designed to do. And I mean it.

We have to get this right. Details matter, because we have to continue to build confidence in the American people that their government can function for them and deliver. So there's a lot of work for all of us left to do, but I know we'll do it.

To every American watching, help is here, and we will not stop working for you. Together with you, we are showing it's possible to get big, important things done. That's what America does. It tackles hard problems.

And how we do-- look, it's how we do have it within ourselves to come out of this moment, which a lot of us have been saying for a long time. More prosperous, more united, and stronger than we went in. That's where we have a chance to be. That's what we're going to be able to do, and it's really critical.

It's really critical to demonstrate. Not Democrat, Republican. It's critical to demonstrate that government can function, can function and deliver prosperity, security, and opportunity for the people in this country.