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 would help the United States fend off COVID and future pandemics. Additionally, the poll found that a majority of voters support the Build Back Better Act’s provisions. Key findings include:
    • 73% of voters, including 94% of Democrats, 73% of Independents, and 52% of Republicans, support funding in the BBBA to strengthen supply chains for future pandemic preparedness.

    • 55% of voters, including 82% of Democrats and 58% of Independents, believe the BBBA’s pandemic response investments will help ensure that the U.S. will not experience another event like the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 57% of voters, including 81% of Democrats and 60% of Independents, want Congress to Pass the Build Back Better Act to support Americans & small businesses hurt by the pandemic.

    • 55% of voters, including 80% of Democrats and 54% of Independents, believe funding for pandemic preparedness is a good reason to pass the Build Back Better Act.
  • Invest in America Action released two additional polls with Data for Progressthe first of which demonstrates that a majority of voters believe that inflation is a result of pandemic-related issues, and want the United States to invest in jobs at home to drive prices down, while the second finds that a majority of voters support the Build Back Better Act and believe its passage is needed to lower costs for American families. Key findings include:

    • 58% of voters, including 78% of Democrats and 63% of Independents, price increases are mainly due to temporary bottlenecks and shortages caused by the pandemic.

    • 62% of voters, including 75% of Democrats, 62% of Independents, and 48% of Republicans, believe that we need to invest in bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States to drive down prices rather than avoiding any government spending.

    • 59% of voters, including 88% of Democrats and 60% of Independents, support the Build Back Better Act when weighing its potential to help everyday families by lowering their key expenses against arguments of the bill’s opponents.

    • 65% of voters, including 92% of Democrats, 64% of Independents, and 38% of Republicans, support the Build Back Better Act.
  • Invest in America disseminated a factsheet detailing how Americans are being impacted by the failure to pass the Build Back Better Act, including the economic pressure being brought on by the expiration of the expanded child tax credits. The factsheet highlights how Americans will be helped by the Act’s critical investments in child care, elderly care, health care, education, clean energy, and much more, and that with every day that passes, the absence of those investments continues the stress on working families’ wallets.

  • Invest in America released a roundup of statements from economists and experts explaining why passing the Build Back Better Act is the best way to ease the pressure of inflation on families, along with a roundup of news reports explaining that supply chain issues are causing inflation, not government spending.

  • Invest in America Action disseminated a factsheet detailing why the Build Back Better Act is the best way to help families deal with higher costs, as experts agree that the bill will lower the cost of prescription drugs, utility bills, childcare, education and health care for families, allowing them to keep more money in their pockets. The factsheet was distributed upon the release of Wednesday’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) report.

  • Invest in America disseminated a factsheet detailing how West Virginians are being impacted by the failure to pass the Build Back Better Act, including the economic pressure being brought on by the expiration of Black Lung Trust funding and the expanded child tax credits. The factsheet highlights how West Virginians will be helped by the Act’s critical investments in child care, elderly care, health care, education, clean energy, and much more, and that with every day that passes, the absence of those investments continues the stress on working families’ wallets.

  • Invest in America distributed a factsheet detailing the real impact that delaying the passage of the Build Back Better Act has on Arizonans, including the economic pressure being brought on by the expiration of the expanded child and earned income tax credits. The factsheet highlights how Arizonans will be helped by the Act’s critical investments in child care, elderly care, health care, education, clean energy, and much more, and that with every day that passes, the absence of those investments continues the stress on working families’ wallets.

  • Invest in America highlighted data from the weekly unemployment report, noting that while jobless claims continue to hover near pre-pandemic lows after the Biden Administration’s historic jobs recovery, 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.

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