PRESS RELEASE: PRESS CALL THURS. AT 12:30PM ET: SENS. WYDEN, PADILLA WEIGH IN ON THE TIMELINE FOR A BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL, NEED TO PASS FULL BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
June 23, 2021

Contact: 
Maddy McDaniel, Communications Director, Invest in America Action

[email protected] or 914-471-7716

Jason Phelps, Press Secretary, Climate Power 
[email protected]

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PRESS CALL THURS. AT 12:30PM ET: SENS. WYDEN, PADILLA WEIGH IN ON THE TIMELINE FOR A BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL, NEED TO PASS FULL BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA

Ahead of July 4 Recess, Sen. Wyden and Sen. Padilla Will Discuss the Need to Move the Build Back Better Agenda Forward

71% Of Voters Oppose Increasing The Gas Tax To Find Infrastructure Investments — Republican Voters Oppose it By A 74 Point Margin

WASHINGTON, DC — Thursday at 12:30pm ET, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) will gather for a press call hosted by Invest in America Action and Climate Power to weigh in on the state of play for the American Jobs Plan ahead of July 4 recess and discuss the urgent need for Congress to act on key priorities in the Build Back Better agenda including clean energy and caregiving without putting burdens on the middle class while corporations that ship jobs overseas are let off the hook.

After two months of negotiations on President Biden’s American Jobs and Families Plans — which would create millions of good-paying jobs for working families, and pay for it by making those earning over $400,000 and big corporations pay their fair share — the latest proposals from a group of senators would leave millions of jobs on the table by stripping key investments in clean energy and care, raising taxes on the middle class through user fees like a gas tax, and harm state economies by raiding Covid relief funds keeping essential workers on the job. 

Who: 

  • Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee
  • Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA), member of the Senate Budget Committee
What: 
  • Sen. Wyden, Sen. Padilla will gather for a press call to discuss the state of play for the American Jobs Plan after two months of negotiations, and the need for Congress to ensure the passage of the Build Back Better agenda.
When: 
  • Thursday, June 24 at 12:30pm ET
RSVP:
  • Register for the 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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