FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2021
Maddy McDaniel, Communications Director
[email protected] or 914-471-7716
*** PRESS CALL TODAY — RSVP HERE ***
PRESS CALL TODAY AT 1:30 PM ET: SEN. WYDEN, SEN. MARKEY REACT TO LATEST GOP INFRASTRUCTURE PROPOSAL
The Senate Republican’s Proposal Would Cut Investments in Caregiving, Manufacturing, Clean Energy, and Schools, Which Could Prevent the Creation of At Least 1 Million Jobs
Senate Republicans’ Proposal Would Raid Covid Relief Funding Meant to Keep Essential Workers Like Firefighters and Police on the Job; Gut Child Tax Credit; Raise Health Insurance Premiums By Cutting Obamacare Subsidies In Order To Shift the Tax Burden Off Corporations
NEW POLLING: Majority of Republican (52%) and Independents (64%) Prefer Funding Infrastructure Investments Through Corporate Taxes Over Raiding Pandemic Relief Funds
Voters Prefer American Jobs Plan to a Counter-Proposal Similar To What Was Offered By GOP By A +26 Point Margin
WASHINGTON, DC — Today at 1:30pm ET, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) will react to the latest infrastructure proposal from Senate Republicans on a press call hosted by Invest in America Action. RSVP for the call here.
President Biden’s American Jobs and Families Plans are a once-in-a-generation investment to improve the lives of working Americans by creating millions of high-paying jobs, strengthening the nation’s physical infrastructure, and helping working Americans make ends meet and get a leg up, including by supporting families with children with tax breaks and affordable child care options.
The latest counter-proposal from Senate Republicans would cut key provisions of the president’s plan that are essential to ensuring an equitable, sustainable economic recovery, including investments in caregiving, schools, manufacturing, and clean energy jobs. These cuts could prevent the creation of at least 1 million jobs for middle class workers and further solidify the long-standing inequities that made middle class families so vulnerable to the economic costs of the pandemic.
The Republican plan would shortchange economic recovery in the states by raiding the American Rescue Plan funding that was meant to keep essential workers on the job. In 2009, Republicans cut billions of dollars of state and local aid from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — as a result, it took nearly a decade for state and local governments to return to pre-crisis employment levels.
- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee
- Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), Chair of the Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate, and Nuclear Safety
- Sen. Wyden and Sen. Markey will react to the latest infrastructure proposal from a group of Senate Republicans, which would create millions fewer jobs by cutting critical investments in schools, caregiving, manufacturing, and clean energy, and raid Covid relief funding to keep the burden off companies.
- RSVP for the press call here.