INVEST IN AMERICA WEEKLY ROUNDUP

  • Invest in America Action launched a new five-figure digital ad campaign, “Now’s the Time,” featuring static ads urging the five holdout Congressional representatives who pledged to vote for the Build Back Better Act this week to follow through and pass the bill, which will lower costs, create millions of jobs, and cut taxes for middle-class families. The ads ran in Washington, D.C., as well as in the districts of the five representatives. View the digital ad here.
  • Invest in America released a poll with Data for Progress, which demonstrates that a majority of voters support the Build Back Better Act in its current form and strongly support its provisions. Additionally, the poll found that a majority of voters overwhelmingly support the Act’s pay-fors. Key findings include:

    • 64% of voters, including 87% of Democrats, 63% of Independents, and 42% of Republicans, support the Build Back Better Act.

    • 64% of voters, including 85% of Democrats, 66% of Independents, and 39% of Republicans, support the Build Back Better Act when informed of its pay-fors.

    • 73% of voters, including 83% of Democrats, 71% of Independents, and 62% of Republicans, support investing in long-term care for seniors and people with disabilities.

    • 69% of voters, including 83% of Democrats, 67% of Independents, and 55% of Republicans, support expanding Medicare so that it includes hearing coverage.

    • 61% of voters, including 82% of Democrats, 61% of Independents, and 39% of Republicans, support investing in clean energy, preparing for extreme weather events, and creating new jobs in manufacturing and conservation.

  • Invest in America Action hosted a press conference with leaders from the New Democrat Coalition and the Director of the Economic Program at Third Way to urge Congress to pass the Build Back Better Act, featuring Rep. Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Rep. Brad Schneider (IL-10), Rep, Don Beyer (VA-08) and Director of the Economic Program at Third Way Zach Moller. The speakers stressed that the Build Back Better Act will lower costs and cut taxes for middle-class families and strengthen the workforce, while discussing that the upcoming CBO score would not account for key economic benefits from the bill or revenue to be gained from enhanced tax enforcement. Listen to a recording here.

  • Invest in America Action distributed a factsheet noting the policies in the Build Back Better Act that have been supported by key moderate Democrats in the House for years, including lowering prescription drug costs, extending expanded Child Tax Credit payments, guaranteeing two years of preschool for American children, making the most transformative investment in child care in generations, and much more.

  • Invest in America Action released a statement applauding the House for passing the Build Back Better Act and moving the Act’s historic investments in child care, education, climate change, health care, and more, closer to becoming law. The statement also urged the Senate to pass the Build Back Better Act before Christmas.

  • Invest in America Action released a statement celebrating President Biden’s signing of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, which delivers a huge victory for the American economy and makes critical investments in the country’s physical infrastructure, water infrastructure, broadband, electric grid, and more.

  • Invest in America disseminated a roundup of statements made by economists and tax experts regarding revenue from the Build Back Better’s Acts tax enforcement plan and why the Treasury and CBO estimates don’t fully account for the potential revenue that would be captured by restoring the enforcement capabilities of the IRS. The roundup features Lawrence Summer’s op-ed in the Washington Post and several notable estimates that place tax enforcement revenue far higher than the CBO and Treasury estimates.

  • Invest in America Action amplified a report from top ratings agencies that said the Build Back Better Agenda will not add to inflation, and included a roundup of statements from economists and experts that echo the report’s conclusion.

  • Invest in America Action called out Senator Rick Scott for calling rising costs and inflation facing American families a “gold mine” for the GOP, while President Biden and leaders in Congress work to lower costs for American families by passing the Build Back Better Act.

INVEST IN AMERICA COVERAGE

POLITICO Huddle: Dem tension breaks, but to-do list looms

FIRST IN HUDDLE: CBO-CONSCIOUS — The folks at Invest in America Action are launching a five-figure digital ad campaign directly targeting moderate Democrats who said they want a CBO score before voting on the Democrats’ climate and social spending package and would vote “in no event later” than this week. The message to Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.), Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), and Ed Case (D-Hawaii) is “Now’s The Time.”

The Wall Street Journal: House Set to Pass $2 Trillion Social Spending and Climate Bill

Shortening the duration of the child tax credit was one of many compromises the party made to accommodate concerns from centrist Democrats about its scope and cost. The party had originally outlined a $3.5 trillion bill, later dropping measures like free community-college and a program aimed at pushing utilities to use more clean energy from the effort.

“We can’t help anyone unless we get policy passed through the House, through the Senate, to the president’s desk,” said Rep. Suzan DelBene (D., Wash.), one of the child credit’s leading supporters.

Common Dreams: ‘Let’s Get It Done’: House Set to Vote on Build Back Better Act After CBO Score Released

Progressive lawmakers’ calls for a vote came as new polling from Data for Progress and Invest in America found that 64% of voters—including 87% of Democrats and 63% of Independents—support the Build Back Better Act.

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