- The issue: President Biden and a bipartisan group of senators have reached an agreement on a narrow infrastructure bill. But this bill leaves out NCJW priorities, such as health care, childcare, and anti-poverty measures — measures that Congress plans to include in a separate recovery package. If the infrastructure bill is passed on its own, there may not be the political willpower in Congress to also pass this broad recovery legislation.
- The good news: Majority Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi have promised to pass both a narrow infrastructure bill and a broad recovery package simultaneously.
- Our task: Tell Congress to passes a broad recovery package that helps women, children, and families alongside an infrastructure package.
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