AMR Did Come To the Rescue

A new study released this week shows the tremendous impact of the American Rescue Plan, which was passed earlier this year with not a single Republican vote in favor. That $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package was projected to reduce the annual poverty rate to 8.7% for 2021—it had been 13.9% in 2018—and to cut child […]

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Is It Finally Infrastructure Week?

Yesterday, negotiators hammered out a deal on a bipartisan bill, which includes $550 billion in new spending. Last evening, the Senate voted to move the bill forward by a vote of 67 to 32, with 17 Republicans joining all the Democrats to begin debate on the measure. The bill is not fully hammered out yet, […]

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Six Months of Building Back Better

Today marks the six-month anniversary of President Biden taking office and, thanks to his historic agenda, Democrats are delivering for American families and building back better than ever.  With checks in pockets, shots in arms, and huge middle-class tax cuts, hardworking American families are optimistic about the future and overwhelmingly support the President’s plans to […]

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That lasted a hot minute

After the announcement on the White House driveway Thursday, this weekend the bipartisan infrastructure deal seems to be on the rocks. Meanwhile, Biden’s American Jobs Plan is advancing in the Senate with the introduction of the Better Care Better Jobs Act This bill is one of several that will become part of a budget reconciliation […]

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COVID Relief Successful

Early reviews suggest that the policy of trying to help people in crisis has been a success. A study from the University of Michigan reveals that the December 2020 Covid-19 relief bill and the March 2021 American Rescue Plan dramatically improved American lives. Food insufficiency fell by more than 40%, financial instability fell by 45%, […]

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For the People Act in Detail

State legislators have introduced at least 361 bills with restrictive voting provisions in 47 of the 50 states. Some of these bills have already been enacted, including in Arizona. That’s why we need the US Senate to approve the For the People Act (SB1), which will standardize fair voting procedures for the nation. But what is in […]

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GQP Gaslighting Alert

The Republican Party stands for nothing but clinging to power. Because they advocate for no policies that benefit ordinary people the only means available to them to stay in power are voter suppression and lying to their base voters. The lies become more extraordinary day by day. During yesterday’s  House Oversight Committee hearing on the […]

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Biden’s Modest Tax Proposal

To judge by the screams coming from certain parts of the corporate world and the GOP side of Congressional aisles, Biden is demanding a “jobs-killing” confiscatory tax that will bring a screeching halt to our economy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Let’s call this out. If all of Biden’s proposed tax increases passed […]

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The American Families Plan

A bit over a month ago, we wrote about President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. Today we turn to another bold economic plan — The American Families Plan. Biden’s Families Plan invests in our kids, families, and economic future. Together with The American Jobs Plan, Joe Biden is on course to do more for Americans than […]

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Urgently-Needed Federal Environmental Health Legislation for Northern Arizona

Passage of these bills would directly benefit our rural and tribal communities, workers, and their families: The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA), due to expire in July 2022, provides compensation to individuals suffering from cancers and other diseases associated with radiation exposure who worked in uranium mining, milling, and ore transportation from 1942 to 1971, […]

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