PRESS CALL: PRESS CALL TODAY AT 12:15 PM ET: SEN. HEINRICH, REP. BEYER, ECONOMIST DISCUSS NEXT STEPS ON INFRASTRUCTURE, ADDRESS INFLATION CONCERNS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
June 9, 2021

Contact: 
Maddy McDaniel, Communications Director

[email protected] or 914-471-7716

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PRESS CALL TODAY AT 12:15 PM ET: SEN. HEINRICH, REP. BEYER, ECONOMIST DISCUSS NEXT STEPS ON INFRASTRUCTURE, ADDRESS INFLATION CONCERNS

Sen. Heinrich, Rep. Beyer, Economist Dr. William Spriggs Discuss State of Infrastructure Negotiations in Race Against the Clock, and Address Inflation Concerns

POLLING: 50% Of Voters, Including 53% of Independents, Blame Republicans in Congress, Not President Biden, For Inability to Reach A Bipartisan Deal on the American Jobs Plan

51% of Voters Would Prefer to Pass the American Jobs and Families Plans Together Over Republicans’ Counter-Proposal

A Majority of Voters Support Passing the American Jobs & Families Plans Through Reconciliation As Soon As Possible

WASHINGTON, DC — Today at 12:15 pm ET, Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Representative Don Beyer (D-VA-08), and AFL-CIO chief economist and former economist with the JEC Democratic staff Dr. William E. Spriggs will respond to the latest Republican obstruction on infrastructure negotiations, discuss next steps as millions of Americans wait for the job-creating investments in the American Jobs Plan, and address inflation concerns. RSVP for the call here.

This week, negotiations led by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) collapsed under the weight of Senate Republicans’ unreasonable, unacceptable demands — namely, paying for infrastructure by raiding Covid relief funding meant for keeping essential workers on the job, raising taxes on the middle class while protecting corporations, and gutting essential funding for care and clean energy. Already, Senate Republicans are undermining new bipartisan talks by doubling down on taxing middle class workers to protect corporations that ship American jobs overseas.

With millions of Americans counting on the public investments in the American Jobs Plan to ensure the country’s economic recovery, time for negotiating and hoping Republicans get serious about helping working families is quickly running out. 

Who: 
  • Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Vice Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee
  • Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA-08), Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee
  • Dr. William E. Spriggs, Chief Economist to the AFL-CIO, professor of economics at Howard University, and former economist with the Joint Economic Committee Democratic staff.
What: 
  • Sen. Heinrich, Rep. Beyer, and economist Dr. William E. Spriggs will respond to the latest Republican obstruction on infrastructure negotiations, discuss next steps as millions of Americans wait for the job-creating investments in the American Jobs Plan, and address inflation concerns.
When: 
  • Today at 12:15pm ET
Where: 
  • RSVP for the press call here.

About Invest in America

Invest In America is a national rapid response operation advocating for robust public investment to rescue the economy from the COVID crisis and create prosperity for the future, and to fight back against fear-mongers who use deficit concerns as a scapegoat to starve American communities and businesses of resources.

The operation consists of two components: Invest in America, the charitable and public education arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Economic Security Project co-chair Chris Hughes; and Invest in America Action, the advocacy and social welfare arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project Action funded by Chris Hughes and the Omidyar Network.

Learn more at InvestInAmericaNow.com and @InvestNowUSA, and InvestinAmericaProject.com.

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