INVEST IN AMERICA WEEKLY ROUNDUP

  • Invest in America released a poll with Data for Progress, which demonstrates that a majority of voters believe passage of the Build Back Better Act is urgent and want it signed into law before the end of the year. Additionally, the poll found that a majority of voters support the Build Back Better Act’s provisions and believe that the Act is needed to lower key costs for middle-class families:
    • 55% of voters, including 82% of Democrats and 54% of Independents, believe it is important to sign the Build Back Better Act into law before the end of the year.

    • 53% of voters believe that the Build Back Better Act is needed now to counter inflation and lower key costs for working people.

    • 52% of voters, including 80% of Democrats and 54% of Independents, believe it is urgent for Congress to pass the Build Back Better Act.

    • 60% of voters, including 86% of Democrats and 61% of Independents, support the Build Back Better Act.

    • 61% of voters, including 86% of Democrats and 60% of Independents, support the Build Back Better Act when informed of its pay-fors.
  • Invest in America distributed a roundup of statements made by economists, reporters, and other experts, who said it’s likely that the Bureau of Labor Statistics underestimated job creation numbers once again.

  • Invest in America Action released a press note highlighting President Biden’s visit to a Minnesota technical college and detailing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s much-needed investments in workforce training to fill those jobs focused on rebuilding America’s infrastructure and meeting our supply-chain challenges.

  • 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. Read the report here.

  • Invest in America Action amplified an economic analysis from Third Way, which notes that the Build Back Better Act’s cost-lowering investments will save $7,400 for the average family of four and $15,000 for a single parent with two children. The analysis did not include other investments like universal Pre-K or affordable housing, which would offer even more savings to American families.

  • Invest in America highlighted data from the weekly unemployment report, noting that while the historic economic recovery overseen by the Biden administration has taken the four-week average of unemployment claims to its lowest level since the start of the pandemic, middle-class Americans are still eagerly awaiting the passage of the Build Back Better Act to lower key costs and bring the economy to full strength.

INVEST IN AMERICA COVERAGE

Common Dreams: Progressive Coalition to Schumer: No More Cuts to Popular Build Back Better Bill Act

The letter and reporting on timing expectations come as new polling released this week by Data for Progress and Invest in America shows that the majority of U.S. voters across the political spectrum support the Build Back Act and want it signed into law by the end of the year.

Over half (52%) of all voters “believe it is urgent” that Congress pass the bill and 55% said it is “somewhat” or “very important” that it is signed by the year’s end. Those figures are even higher—80% and 82%—for Democrats. Among Independents, the numbers were 54% for both questions.

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