INVEST IN AMERICA WEEKLY ROUNDUP

This week, Invest in America and Invest In America Action:
  • Released a new digital ad, “Not Every Day,” highlighting the historic way the American Rescue Plan pushed through the traditional gridlock in Washington to deliver relief to millions of Americans.
  • Joined Sirius XM’s Signal Boost to discuss the importance of building on the progress of the American Rescue Plan by going big with a multi-trillion dollar investment in infrastructure.
  • White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow cited a recent Invest in America/Data For Progress poll, which found that a vast majority of voters support a multi-trillion dollar investment in American infrastructure.
  • Pushed back on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s knee jerk vow to block President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, despite its overwhelming bipartisan support, proving he and Senate Republicans are bad faith actors.
  • Released a statement on President Biden’s introduction of the American Jobs Plan, a once-in-a-generation infrastructure investment to bring the country and the economy into the 21st century.
  • Released a roundup of the immediate support for the American Jobs Plan, which will accelerate economic growth, get Americans back on the job, expand broadband access, and more.
INVEST IN AMERICA COVERAGE
Salon: Biden’s infrastructure bill is popular — so Republicans are trying to make it a culture war fight
Conflict drives engagement and ratings, so it should be no surprise that media coverage is framing President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill as controversial. “Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Meets Skepticism, Signaling Fight to Come,” reads the New York Times headline. “Biden’s infrastructure plan faces controversy over price tag and design,” reads the Washington Post headline. Politico’s Playbook declares, “Fault lines form on Biden’s massive infrastructure plan.”
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This follows polling from Data for Progress that shows 69% of Americans support the plan, including half of Republicans.

NJToday: Voters ain’t buying what Republicans are selling
Since the passage of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, Republicans have attempted to take credit for the legislation — despite the fact that not a single one voted for it.

Now, a new poll shows these efforts have overwhelmingly failed.

A poll this week by Invest in America shows that voters credit Biden and Democrats for the relief provided by the American Rescue Plan by a 49-point margin, with 48% of Republicans saying the same.

The National Memo: Poll: Voters Credit Democrats, Not Republicans, On Rescue Plan
Since the passage of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, Republicans have attempted to take credit for the legislation — despite the fact that not a single one voted for it.

Now, a new poll shows these efforts have overwhelmingly failed.

A poll this week by Invest in America shows that voters credit Biden and Democrats for the relief provided by the American Rescue Plan by a 49-point margin, with 48% of Republicans saying the same.

Associated Press: New Mexico schools expand in-person learning
New Mexico public schools have a long way to go if they are to meet goals for returning students to the classroom set by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the administration of President Joe Biden.
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“I can’t think of anything in my career that will have the impact on children that this bill will have. And, and I think it’s going to be incumbent upon all of us to follow through and follow the lives of these kids, and hold up the success stories that this creates,” said Democrat Sen. Martin Heinrich on Thursday in a presentation alongside education advocates highlighting the Act.

Albuquerque Journal: Child tax credit will have massive footprint in NM
Jocelyn Lobato sees the expanded child tax credit as a lifeline for her young family.
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“Some have called this expansion of the child tax credit a sort of children’s version of Social Security because of what it will do to lift children and their families out of poverty,” Heinrich said.

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