INVEST IN AMERICA WEEKLY ROUNDUP

  • Invest in America released a poll with Data for Progress, which demonstrates that a majority of voters support the Build Back Better Act framework announced by President Biden last week and strongly support its provisions. Additionally, the poll found that a majority of voters believe the plan will create millions of jobs and new opportunities for Americans, including those without college degrees. Key findings include:
    • 78% of voters, including 91% of Democrats, 73% of Independents, and 67% of Republicans, support increasing access to long-term care for seniors and people with disabilities.

    • 75% of voters, including 87% of Democrats, 72% of Independents, and 65% of Republicans, support expanding Medicare coverage to include hearing coverage.

    • 66% of voters, including 87% of Democrats and 60% of Independents, support investing in housing affordability and reducing price pressures, including in rural areas.

    • 63% of voters, including 84% of Democrats, 57% of Independents, and 44% of Republicans, support investing in child care so that families don’t spend more than 7% of their income on child care. 

    • 61% of voters, including 89% of Democrats and 57% of Independents, support the Build Back Better Act.

  • Invest in America Action organized a statement with Real Recovery Now!, which was signed by nearly 100 advocacy organizations urging Congress to pass the Build Back Better Agenda and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal together this week. Read the full statement and view its signers here.

  • Invest in America shared a roundup of statements made by economists who confirm that the Build Back Better Act will ease inflationary pressures by increasing productivity, making key long-term investments in the economy, and easing the burden on middle-class Americans hurting from inflation.

  • Invest in America Action amplified Thursday’s Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) report, which found that the Build Back Better Act is fully paid for and would generate revenues of nearly $1.5 trillion. The release also highlighted a new report from Moody’s Analytics’ Mark Zandi finding the Build Back Better Act is fully paid for on a dynamic basis and will ease inflation pressures on the middle class.

  • Invest in America Action released a statement and factsheet urging Congress to pass both the Build Back Better Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal this week while detailing the transformative investments in both bills, including the largest investment in combating climate change in history, the largest expansion of universal and free education in 100 years, the extension of the largest 1-year reduction in child poverty in U.S. history, and the largest federal investment in public transit in U.S. history.

  • Invest in America Action disseminated a report detailing the substantial impacts the Build Back Better Act’s investments in child care, universal pre-K, health care, clean energy, housing, and more, would have on key states.

  • Invest in America highlighted data from the monthly jobs report, noting that while the American Rescue Plan was a lifeline to the American people that helped get people vaccinated and back to work, the crucial investments in the Build Back Better Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal are needed to make the economy fairer and rebuild the middle class.

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Sean McElwee, co-founder and executive director of Data for Progress, a firm that polls primarily for progressive organizations and candidates, says that in his surveys, a preponderant majority of Democratic voters — across ideological, racial or generational lines — support every key element of this agenda. (In a September survey, the highest-scoring components included those funding more long-term care for the elderly and people with disabilities, modernizing the electric grid, raising tax rates on the wealthy and corporations, and funding tuition-free community college; extending the Child Tax Credit drew less strong support than any other option tested.) McElwee even held an unusual recent joint news conference with Bennett and the centrist Third Way group to underscore the breadth of the party consensus behind the plan.

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