FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2021
Maddy McDaniel, Communications Director
[email protected] or 914-471-7716
*** PRESS CALL WED. AT 3:15 PM ET — RSVP HERE ***
PRESS CALL WED. AT 3:15 PM ET: BIPARTISAN STATE & LOCAL OFFICIALS OPPOSE CLAWING BACK AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUNDS TO PAY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE
Nevada State Treasurer Zach Conine, Mercer County, WV, Commissioner Greg Puckett to Explain Why Raiding American Rescue Plan Funds is a Bad Idea, Would Harm Essential Workers and Local Economies
POLLING: 63% of Voters, Including 64% of Independents and 52% of Republicans, Prefer Funding Infrastructure Investments Through Corporate Taxes Over User-Fees And Raiding Pandemic Relief Funds
U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, and National Association of Counties and a Coalition of State Treasurers Have All Opposed Plan to Fund Infrastructure by Raiding American Rescue Plan Funds for States, Localities, and Essential Workers
WASHINGTON, DC — Wednesday at 3:15 pm ET, Democratic State Treasurer Zach Conine and Republican County Commissioner of Mercer County, W.V., Greg Puckett will join a press call hosted by Invest in America Action to push back against any proposal that would raid American Rescue Plan funding that was meant to keep essential workers on the job and shore up state economies after the pandemic. RSVP for the call here.
President Biden’s American Jobs and Families Plans 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, including by ending deductions companies now get for shipping US jobs overseas. But the latest counter-proposals would shift the cost of infrastructure onto working families and essential workers by clawing back crucial Covid relief funding in the American Rescue Plan, which transformed options for struggling state and local governments and currently keeps essential workers like firefighters, EMTs, and teachers on the job.
- Zach Conine (D), State Treasurer of Nevada
- Greg Puckett (R), County Commissioner, Mercer County, West Virginia
- State and local officials of both parties to join a press call to explain why Senate Republicans’ proposal to claw back American Rescue Plan funds is a bad idea for essential workers, working families, and state economies.
- RSVP for the press call here.