INVEST IN AMERICA WEEKLY ROUNDUP

  • Invest in America Action released a statement applauding President Biden’s proposed FY 2023 budget, which includes smart, targeted investments in cutting costs for working families and reforms to ensure that billionaires and corporations pay their fair share in taxes. The statement called on Congress to pass the budget’s key investments into law.
  • Invest in America Action released a statement in response to the March jobs report, which showed employers adding 431,000 workers. The statement emphasized that the continued job boom is due, in large part, to the American Rescue Plan. The statement also called on Congress to pass the President’s agenda to lower costs for middle class families by investing in clean energy infrastructure, cutting prescription drug prices, making child care more affordable, and more.

  • Invest in America Action highlighted data from ADP’s monthly jobs report in a statement, noting that the data beat expectations again as job growth under President Biden continues to increase substantially. The ADP report noted that despite signs of a tightening labor market, hiring remains strong.

  • Invest in America Action issued a statement celebrating the 12th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, highlighting that over 31 million Americans are currently insured through the ACA marketplace or Medicare expansion and the ACA has protected more than 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.

  • Invest in America Action issued a statement highlighting data from the weekly unemployment report, in which the unemployment rate hovered above a recent, historic low only fourteen months after President Biden took office and inherited an economy struggling to recover from the throes of the pandemic. The statement emphasized that while the jobless claims data reflect the historic economic recovery, Congress must build on the recovery’s momentum by passing cost-lowering investments in clean energy, child care, home care, education, and more.

  • Invest in America released its “Beyond the Beltway” newsletter, a weekly highlight roundup of public investment projects in action. This week’s newsletter highlighted projects funded by the American Rescue Plan and Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal in Michigan, Montana, Indiana, Tennessee, and Arizona, which will improve infrastructure for cleaner drinking water, expand access to broadband services, invest in community health resources, and more.

INVEST IN AMERICA COVERAGE

The Hill: Ruling blocking climate accounting metric halted

Others, however, have shied away from attacking the president, particularly one navigating the crisis in Ukraine. “There are real villains,” said Zac Petkanas, a senior adviser to Invest in America Action, a group advocating for more public spending. “We have a mad man invading sovereign countries that is driving up not just the cost of fuel, but very likely food and other things down the line.”

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