44 Groups Call on Congress Members to Support President Biden’s American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan

Jeff Garis |

June 2, 2021

Contact: Jeff Garis, garis@pennbpc.org

Forty-four Pennsylvania-based organizations send letter to state’s 18 U.S. representatives and Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, urging congressional delegation support for Biden recovery plan

Diverse array of groups calls on members of Congress to support and strengthen the president’s American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan

Harrisburg, PA—Today, The 99% Pennsylvania campaign sent a letter to the 20 members of the state’s congressional delegation signed by 44 organizations, urging the federal lawmakers to support and strengthen President Joe Biden’s recovery agenda. The signing organizations include religious, labor, advocacy, and community groups.

The organizations are calling on Congress to “move swiftly to build on the President’s proposals and craft recovery legislation that improves the health and economic security of families and works towards significantly reducing racial health, income, and housing disparities.”

President Biden has proposed an ambitious two-part agendathe American Jobs Plan and the American Families Planto make a once-in-a-generation investment in infrastructure and equity.

The letter urges Pennsylvania’s 18 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey to make permanent the American Rescue Plan’s temporary expansions of the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit. Other priorities include:

  • making a multi-year, guaranteed investment to substantially expand housing vouchers;
  • fixing and strengthening the country’s outdated unemployment insurance (UI) system;
  • adopting the Biden administration’s proposed improvements in child care, nutrition programs, and paid leave;
  • creating a new subsidized job program as part of the recovery package; and
  • ensuring that immigrants and their families can fully access supports in the recovery package.

Link to downloadable version of letter: bit.ly/44PAGroupsLetter


The 99% Pennsylvania is a campaign convened by the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, calling on Congress to take action to advance the well-being of the vast majority of Americans. It’s time for Congress to do something for the rest of us—the 99%.

Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, 412 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 | 717-255-7156