INVEST IN AMERICA WEEKLY ROUNDUP

  • Invest in America released a new poll with Data for Progress, showing a wide majority of voters across the political spectrum support the provisions in President Biden’s agenda. The poll also found that specific provisions of that agenda — investing in clean energy and lowering prescription drug, health care, and energy costs — remain incredibly popular when voters hear the price of the plan. Key findings include:
    • 75% of voters, including 71% of Independents and 65% of Republicans, support passage of a bill that invests in clean energy, reduces prescription drug costs, and lowers health care premiums.

    • 64% of voters, including 86% of Democrats and 65% of Independents, believe Congress should lower costs for working families by bringing down utility bills, reducing prescription drug prices, and lowering the cost of health insurance, rather than avoiding spending.

    • 61% of voters, including 90% of Democrats and 49% of Independents, believe that investing in clean energy like solar and wind power will create jobs, help America become energy independent, and address the growing threat of climate change.

  • Invest in America hosted a press call with notable economists to discuss the newly-released April jobs report, featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s Lauren Melodia, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth’s Kate Bahn, and Groundwork Collaborative’s Rakeen Mabud. The speakers emphasized that the jobs report shows more signs that the Biden Administration’s policies for recovery have worked, while noting that factors like child care uncertainty and rising prices due to corporate price-gouging are still creating difficulties for American families. Listen to a recording here.

  • Invest in America released a series of reports, all of which highlight how President Biden’s agenda will lower costs for families, including on prescription drugs, health care, energy, and child care costs. Read the reports below:

  • Invest in America Action released a statement in response to the April jobs report, which showed employers adding 428,000 workers. The statement emphasized that Americans continue to see historic job growth and unemployment at historic lows thanks, 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 in energy, health care, prescription drugs, 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 Kentucky, Maine, North Carolina, and more, with a special emphasis on the recent wave of broadband expansion projects underway across the country.

INVEST IN AMERICA COVERAGE

The American Independent: Poll: American public overwhelmingly backs action on climate and drug prices

President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are still trying to work out an agreement on a compromise Build Back Better investment package. A new poll shows the vast majority of Americans want them to pass its key components.

The new survey, released Wednesday by the political advocacy groups Data for Progress and Invest in America, found that likely voters strongly back legislation to lower health insurance premiums and prescription drug copays and invest in clean energy. Those polled backed such a bill by a 75%-17% margin; Republicans supported it 65%-25%.

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