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Wednesday, August 25
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Bend the Arc: House budget resolution “a transformational step”
House and Senate must pass a final reconciliation bill that protects and cares for all Americans, including our immigrant friends and family
WASHINGTON – Bend the Arc: Jewish Action released the following statement on the House of Representatives passing the budget resolution setting up reconciliation, which includes a pathway to citizenship, Medicare expansion, affordable housing, paid family leave, universal pre-K, action to fight climate change, and more:
“The budget resolution passed by the House is a transformational step toward building an America for all of us — by expanding our country’s social safety net to improve all of our lives, including for millions of immigrants,” said Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block, Washington Director of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action.
“As American Jews, we have a personal stake in the movement for a just and equitable United States where everyone experiences freedom, safety, and belonging, no matter what we look like or where we come from. Bend the Arc supporters have fought alongside our immigrant-led organizing partners and other allies to secure a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants, and we will continue pushing the House and Senate to pass a final reconciliation bill in the next month that protects and cares for all Americans, including our immigrant friends and family. We agree with our champions in the Congressional Progressive Caucus that Congress must pass the robust recovery bill through reconciliation that our communities need before passing the more narrowly-focused infrastructure bill. Let’s not miss this historic opportunity.”
Bend the Arc: Jewish Action is uniting a movement of tens of thousands of progressive Jews across the country who are fighting for justice and equality for all. We are the only national Jewish organization focused exclusively on social change in the United States.