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NEW NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES REPORT SHOWS WHY RAIDING AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUNDS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IS A BAD IDEA 

Yesterday, the National League of Cities released its annual State of the Cities report, which demonstrates the urgent need for infrastructure investments in cities across the country and shows how the state and local aid in the American Rescue Plan continues to be critical to ensuring the full economic recovery of cities and states from the pandemic. The report comes as Senate Republicans have proposed funding infrastructure by raiding Covid relief funds from cities and states — funding that was meant to keep essential workers on the job. 






PRESS RELEASE: STATEMENT: JOBLESS CLAIMS DIP SHOWS PUBLIC INVESTMENT WORKS — BUT MILLIONS STILL UNEMPLOYED NEED AMERICAN JOBS & FAMILIES PLANS NOW 

Jobless claims hit another pandemic low last week as 385,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits — the first time that number dropped below 400,000 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This dip is better than expected, but millions of Americans are still out of a job after a devastating year. 





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