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NewDEAL Statement on President Biden's Announcement of The American Jobs Plan

NewDEAL Statement on President Biden’s Announcement of The American Jobs Plan Proposal Represents Transformational Investment in America’s States and Cities Washington, D.C. – Today, the NewDEAL released the following statement on President Biden’s announcement of The American Jobs Plan: Forward-thinking leaders across the country recognize how lack of investment in infrastructure […]

NewDEAL Applauds Relief to States and Cities in American Rescue Plan

NewDEAL Applauds Relief to States and Cities in American Rescue Plan COVID-19 Relief Addresses Key Concerns of Top State, Local Leaders Washington, D.C. – With today’s vote on final passage by the U.S. House, the American Rescue Plan Act that heads to President Biden’s desk provides vital funding for states, […]

NewDEAL Leaders Join New Democrat Coalition Members to Discuss COVID-19 Relief for Communities

Members of Washington’s congressional delegation joined Washington members of NewDEAL to address the most urgent challenges facing Washington state, local, and tribal governments, and the importance of the relief proposed by President Biden and House Democrats in their American Rescue Plan legislation. The bill, which passed in the House on […]