SMART Statement on American Families Plan

Published: May 1, 2021

Last updated on May 3rd, 2021

Yesterday, President Biden released the American Families Plan and delivered an address to a joint session of Congress. In response, SMART issued the following statement.

“After his first 100 days in office, it is clear, President Biden is delivering on his promise to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, rebuild our country and revitalize our economy. He recognizes that a strong middle class is the backbone of our country and is committed to pursuing structural changes to lift all boats.

His American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan provide necessary investments in our country to make life better for Americans. The American Jobs Plan will rebuild our country’s physical infrastructure and workforce. It calls for the passage of the PRO Act, which will empower workers to exercise their freedom to organize for a better life and create good paying union jobs. The American Families plan will invest in our children and families through education, healthcare and paid family and medical leave policies. These two plans make it clear that infrastructure and economic policy are inseparable from family policy. To build back better, we must invest in our workers and the middle class, so all of our families succeed now and into the future.

President Biden knows what we have known for a long time—the middle class built this country and unions built the middle class. President Biden laid out his plan to invest in working families and we look forward to working with the Biden Administration and Congress to enact it.”