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PRESS RELEASE: STATEMENT: JOBLESS CLAIMS SHOW BUILD BACK BETTER ACT NEEDED TO BOOST ECONOMY’S MOMENTUM

Last week, 290,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits, according to the latest data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While the American Rescue Plan has brought jobless claims to a new pandemic low, Americans are still eagerly awaiting the passage of both the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and the Build Back Better Act to create millions of jobs and further strengthen the economy.


PRESS RELEASE: NEW POLL: LAWMAKERS’ FAVORABILITY HINGES ON PASSAGE OF BUILD BACK BETTER ACT 

A large bipartisan majority of voters would have a more favorable outlook on Congressional Democrats and President Biden if they can pass the Build Back Better plan, according to a new poll released today by Invest in America and Data For Progress. Additionally, the poll found that a broad majority of voters support the Build Back Better agenda and believe it will create jobs for all Americans, including Americans without college degrees.




PRESS RELEASE: STATEMENT: JOBLESS CLAIMS SHOW NEED FOR BUILD BACK BETTER ACT TO REACH FULL ECONOMIC STRENGTH

Last week, 293,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits, according to the latest data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While the American Rescue Plan has brought jobless claims to a new pandemic low, Americans are still eagerly awaiting the passage of both the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and the Build Back Better Act to create millions of jobs and further strengthen the economy.


ICYMI: ROOSEVELT INSTITUTE: PUBLIC INVESTMENTS WOULD EASE INFLATIONARY PRESSURE

The investments in the Build Back Better Act would ease inflationary pressures on the U.S. economy, while a failure to pass them will only weaken the economy, according to a new report released yesterday by the Roosevelt Institute. While the stimulus measures from earlier this year  set the stage for a rapid recovery, businesses are still experiencing supply bottlenecks, which markets will resolve. However, inflation in other key areas like housing and healthcare results from long-standing problems in lack of supply — the report says the solution to this inflation is greater public investment.


FACTSHEET: BUILD BACK BETTER INVESTMENTS IN CARE WILL GROW ECONOMY, CREATE JOBS, PROMOTE EQUITY

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed and exacerbated pre-existing cracks and inequities in the caregiving economy. America needs a robust investment in family-friendly care infrastructure that works for the millions of people who need care and support, those who have had to leave the workforce to become unpaid caregivers, and for the paid caregivers who have been historically undervalued. 



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