Time to Build Back Better

Seven in ten Americans support President Biden’s Build Back Better plan. 70 percent of Americans are in favor of “new legislation to provide paid family and medical leave, establish a universal Pre-K program, expand Medicare coverage for seniors to include dental, vision, and hearing coverage, lower health care costs by allowing Medicare to negotiate lower drug […]

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Time to Deliver on “Build Back Better”

On Monday, the U.S. House returns (early) from its August recess to take up President Biden’s campaign promise to “Build Back Better” as well as historic voting rights legislation. In recalling the House, Speaker Pelosi told her caucus, “this is no time for amateur hour” and we know that Pelosi is no amateur. As always, […]

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Afghan Withdrawal

“95% of American’s who just heard President Biden’s speech will agree with him. 95% of the media will not.” Nicole Wallace The United States went to Afghanistan 20 years ago for one reason: to defeat the forces that attacked this country on September 11. We succeeded in doing that. That mission resulted in the death […]

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Biden’s Border Policy

Migrants who cross the border are immediately required to wear masks. Although they are not tested at Customs and Border Patrol unless they show symptoms, all are tested if they move into the system, and those who test positive for coronavirus are quarantined. Due to the pandemic, most are simply turned away. On humanitarian grounds, […]

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Is It Finally Infrastructure Week?

Update August 2: Weekend negotiations eliminated user fees that were troublesome to Democrats, according to AP, leaving the bill in precarious straights with deficit hawks. This will be an exciting week for infrastructure priorities — and probably will not be the end of the story. Original Post Published July 29: Yesterday, negotiators hammered out a […]

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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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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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