Supporting Labor Supply in the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan

By Heather Boushey, Lisa Barrow, and Kevin Rinz The economy can produce more goods and services by growing the number of people in the paid labor force, by increasing the number of hours worked by employees, or by increasing the output per hour worked, that is, increasing the productivity of labor. In the process, faster…

FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan Will Produce, Preserve, and Retrofit More Than 2 Million Affordable Housing Units and Create Good-Paying Jobs

Even after the COVID-19 pandemic, tens of millions of Americans will struggle to access affordable, safe, energy efficient, and resilient housing. Across the country, 11 million families pay more than half their income on rent, 3 million families with children under six reside in homes with lead paint, thousands of working families are displaced every…

FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan Will Bolster Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is one of the preeminent challenges of our time, which is why President Biden has made strengthening U.S. cybersecurity capabilities a top priority and has already taken action to advance it, including with last week’s Executive Order. The American Jobs Plan will build on that work and deliver resilient infrastructure for the American people,…

Building Back Better: The American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan

For the past four decades, the view that lower taxes, less spending, and fewer regulations would generate stronger economic growth has exerted substantial influence on U.S. public policy. Over this period, the United States has underinvested in public goods such as infrastructure and innovation, and gains from growth have accrued disproportionately to the top of…

How the American Rescue Plan, the American Jobs Plan, and the American Families Plan Meet the Moment for Moms this Mother’s Day

By: The White House Gender Policy Council As we mark Mother’s Day, more than a year has now passed since a once-in-a-century public health crisis, a once-in-a-generation economic crisis, and an ongoing caregiving crisis conspired to place an unprecedented burden on millions of moms — and their families— across the country. In a year of…

Remarks by President Biden on the American Jobs Plan

Lake Charles Sea WallLake Charles, Louisiana 1:07 P.M. CDT      THE PRESIDENT:  Well, Mr. Mayor, Governor, thank you.  It’s good to be back in Lake Charles.  I’ve been here a number of times over the years as Senator and then as Vice President.  The first time I came down here — with a guy named…

FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan Will Support Women’s Employment

There are now 3.7 million fewer women working than there were in February 2020, in large part because of the pandemic, eroding more than 30 years of progress in women’s labor force participation. Even more women have reduced their hours. Many others have managed precarious job conditions and additional caregiving responsibilities, threatening economic security for…

Remarks by Vice President Harris on the American Jobs Plan

Guilford Technical Community CollegeJamestown, North Carolina 11:50 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT:  Hello, North Carolina!  Hello and good afternoon.  (Applause.)  Good afternoon.  Please have a seat.  Good afternoon.   It is so wonderful to be back in North Carolina.  And I just want to thank you, everyone.  Vanessa, your story is extraordinary.  And thank you…

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