PRESS RELEASE: PRESS CALL TODAY AT 1:30 PM ET: SEN. WYDEN, SEN. MARKEY REACT TO LATEST GOP INFRASTRUCTURE PROPOSAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
May 27, 2021

Contact: 
Maddy McDaniel, Communications Director

[email protected] or 914-471-7716

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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.

Who: 

  • 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
What: 
  • 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. 
When: 
  • Today at 1:30pm 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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