The American Rescue Plan is popular because people are desperate for help. It is astonishing to me the extent to which this is framed as a win or a loss for elected officials, as opposed to the millions who are suffering economically, educationally, and with their health.
MINIMUM WAGE: Earlier this week, Sen. Lindsey Graham objected to a minimum wage increase being included in the American Rescue Plan, and cited Waffle House's recommendation: "If you don't know who the Waffle House is, you're not in touch with America."
Here's the whip notice sent around by GOP Whip Scalise to House GOP. You'll notice the "American Rescue Plan" is called "Pelosi's Payoff to Progressives Act." Who benefits? vast majority of the country. So, in order to demonize the bill, Scalise re-names it. Small but telling.
An investment in quality, affordable child care is an investment in lifting up economic opportunities for women and families. The American Rescue Plan is a critical step to addressing our child care crisis.
AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN: Sen. Chuck Schumer responded to GOP attacks on relief bill: "One Republican member said that the American Rescue Plan was to the left of Lenin. Seriously? To the left of Lenin?"
@PressSecPsaki : “President Biden is disappointed in this outcome, as he proposed having the $15 minimum wage as part of the American Rescue Plan. He respects the parliamentarian’s decision and the Senate’s process.”
Hoyer confirms House Dems will leave it to Senate Dems to deal with the minimum wage: "House Democrats will move forward with consideration of the American Rescue Plan tomorrow, and it will include our provision to raise the minimum wage."
The American Rescue Plan will make vaccines free and accessible for everyone. We can't afford to wait. Congress needs to pass the American Rescue Plan.
People are hurting right now. The American Rescue Plan gets economic relief to those who need it, and it gets people vaccinated. We need to pass it into law.
The most costly thing we can do is nothing. We need to pass @american rescue plan'>PresElectBiden’ American Rescue Plan and get direct relief to those who need it most. Now.