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Last night, President Joe Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress. He laid out his plan - The American Families Plan - to get the country moving again after more than a year of COVID-19 and years and years of under-investment in the country.

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Tim McHugh, media@fcnl.org,
202-903-2515

“The American Families Plan is the long-awaited promise to the country that we have been working for many years. This once-in-a-generation initiative to invest in education, childcare, housing, and so much more, offers us the opportunity to realize policy goals that once seemed to be distant hopes,” said Diane Randall, FCNL’s General Secretary. “As Quakers and people of faith, we believe these bold actions are necessary to make our country the equitable and just nation we want it to be. The American Families Plan will put us on firmly on that road to a better country and world for all of us.”

“The American Families Plan would make historic advancements towards a country where everyone can flourish. The investments in childcare, education, and paid family leave are monumental. We’re especially pleased to see expansions to the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit made permanent and a long overdue end to the ban on nutrition assistance for formerly incarcerated individuals. These policies, combined with the commitment to addressing climate change in the American Jobs Plan, will reorient us towards a more just economy and society,” said Amelia Kegan, FCNL’s Domestic Policy Legislative Director. “For an inclusive recovery, Congress must also provide a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, TPS recipients, and other essential workers. It is vital for Congress to take up and pass this legislation.”  

Tim McHugh

Timothy McHugh

Director of Media Relations
Tim leads organizational efforts to communicate about issues, victories, priorities, and updates through all available news channels – specifically the major media outlets.

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