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Round-Up: Broad Bipartisan Support for Biden-Harris Build Back Better Agenda

In the last few weeks, stories from across the country show broad bipartisan support for the Biden-Harris Administration’s Build Back Better agenda, which includes a historic middle class tax cut for working families, lowers the cost of prescription drugs, and sends billions of dollars to states for infrastructure projects – paid for by making sure large corporations and the ultra-wealthy pay their fair share.

In states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Wisconsin, voters recognize that President Biden and Democrats in Congress are working to lower costs for parents, create more jobs, and sustain economic growth for years to come.

The Build Back Better agenda will make sure everyone, not just those at the top, gets to share in the benefits of a grown economy.

Read about the benefits for parents, families, and communities within the Biden-Harris Build Back Better agenda:

NATIONAL:

Associated PressCleanup Of Abandoned Mines Could Get Boost, Relieving Rivers

  • “Tucked into the Senate-passed infrastructure bill is $11.3 billion for the cleanup of defunct coal mines to be distributed over 15 years — money experts say would go a long way toward rehabilitating the sites that date back to before 1977.” 

HuffPostVoters Favor Higher Taxes On Big Earners In New Poll

OHIO:

Dayton Daily NewsCenterville Awarded $2.48M In Federal COVID Relief Funds, Spending Plan Undecided

  • “Half of the American Rescue Plan Act funds will be available this year and the remainder will come in 2022, said Centerville Finance Director Tyler Roark. Infrastructure is one area city officials are considering, but firm decisions will be made in the months ahead, he said.”

Cleveland.comCleveland City Council Approves $5 Million Of Federal Stimulus Money For Greater Cleveland Food Bank

  • “City Council voted Monday to spend $5 million of the city’s $511 million in American Rescue Plan funds on a donation to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, which fed hundreds of thousands of residents since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

PENNSYLVANIA:

Times LeaderCartwright: Child Tax Credit Tax Cut Payments Helping Area Families

  • “U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright this week announced that an estimated 96,000 Child Tax Credit monthly tax cut payments were sent to families in the 8th Congressional District in August, according to a new report from the Joint Economic Committee.”

Center Square PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Municipalities Receive Final Round Of ARPA Relief Payments

  • “Treasurer Stacy Garrity and Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin announced that the final round of payments, totaling $5 million, under the American Rescue Plan Act’s Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery program have been sent to 72 qualifying municipalities in Pennsylvania.”

ARIZONA:

Flagstaff Business NewsMillions For Flagstaff Pulliam Airport Included In Infrastructure Bill

  • “Flagstaff Pulliam Airport is slated to receive an additional $7,467,240 over the next five years to make repairs and upgrades once the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act becomes law.”

WISCONSIN:

Wisconsin ExaminerHow House Democrats Would Expand Medicare And Medicaid And Lower Prescription Drug Costs

  • “New Medicare benefits for older Americans, like dental care. An expansion of eligibility for Medicaid for low-income people in Republican-controlled states that have declined to take that step.  And potentially an historic effort to rein in prescription drug prices […]”

Channel 3000Grant Applications Open For Event Venues, Theaters

  • “Over $33 million are available for venues, theaters, and live event small businesses. The grants are part of over $150 million given to the state for the entertainment and tourism industry through the American Rescue Plan Act.”

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