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PRESS RELEASE: STATEMENT: AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN RESPONSIBLE FOR LOW UNEMPLOYMENT, NOW WE MUST BUILD ON SUCCESS WITH BUILD BACK BETTER ACT

Last week, 230,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits, according to the latest data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report means that jobless claims continue to hover near pre-pandemic lows after the Biden Administration’s historic jobs recovery. However, middle-class Americans are counting on Congress to pass the Build Back Better Act and lower key costs as they deal with economic challenges brought on by the pandemic..


EXPERTS, ECONOMISTS AGREE: BUILD BACK BETTER ACT WILL HELP ADDRESS INFLATION, LOWER COSTS FOR FAMILIES  

American families are still feeling the effects of the shockwaves the pandemic has sent through our economy, as evident by today’s Consumer Price Index. Experts agree that the best way to help families deal with higher costs is to pass the Build Back Better Act, which lowers the cost of prescription drugs, utility bills, childcare, education and health care for families, allowing them to keep more money in their pockets.


ICYMI: COAL MINERS’ UNION PUSH MANCHIN TO SWIFTLY PASS BUILD BACK BETTER

The West Virginia AFL-CIO chapter, the United Mine Workers of America, and other labor groups are pushing Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia to support the Build Back Better Act, which would benefit miners and their families, according to a New York Times article and a Washington Post op-ed.  The bill would also replenish the funding for the Black Lung Trust Fund that expired on January 1, 2022, leaving coal miners suffering from the disease in limbo.







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