For Immediate Release
Rebuild the American Dream Legislation
WASHINGTON - To read the Rebuild the American Dream Framework, click here.
The Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act, introduced by Rep. Schakowsky, would create 2.2 million immediate jobs, a number estimated to reduce unemployment by 1.3%.
The Humphrey-Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act, introduced by Rep. Conyers, would create a national Full Employment Trust Fund that would put the long-term unemployed and Americans living in our hardest-hit communities to work rebuilding our infrastructure, weatherizing homes, fixing our schools, tutoring our children, and expanding high speed broadband access in urban and rural communities.
The Rebuilding America’s Schools Act, introduced by Rep. Rangel, would increase aid to renovate schools nationwide that badly needrepair by allowing the Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) and the Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) programs to continue financing school construction projects through 2015.
The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act, introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee, would provide a critical lifeline to the long-term unemployed by extending emergency unemployment compensation for an additional 14 weeks to those who have exhausted their benefits.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus was established in the U.S. House of Representatives in the early 1990s. It reflects the diversity and strength of the American people, and we seek to give voice to the needs and aspirations of all Americans and to build a more just and humane society. The Co-Chairs of the 78-Member Congressional Progressive Caucus, U.S. Representatives Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), welcome your interest in the growing Progressive Caucus.