100 days down—what's next?

f t # e
Washington, D.C., May 1, 2021 | comments

Dear friend,

Many Americans tuned in this week to watch President Biden’s speech to Congress. The event gave us a chance to take stock of what the new administration has accomplished in its first 100 days and all we still need to do. Here are some highlights:

  • Providing small businesses and families with the support they need to get through this crisis by passing the American Rescue Plan. The law expanded the Child Tax Credit to provide families with up to $300 per child per month, established new small business grant programs, put stimulus in Americans’ pockets, and much more.
  • Administering over 200 million COVID-19 doses and counting. Nearly 1 in every 4 Americans are fully vaccinated today with help from the American Rescue Plan. If you are still looking for a vaccine appointment, visit Washington state’s Vaccine Locator here.
  • Proposing transformative legislation that will modernize American infrastructure, invest in a clean-energy economy, and prioritize families. President Biden’s American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan are both bold plans that will address historic inequalities through investments in our infrastructure and rebuild the middle class.

While we are on our way to crushing COVID-19 and getting our economy back on track, we need to do more to address the challenges we face today:

  • Giving millions of children a fair chance of success. Kids don’t grow up in just 5 years. I’m pushing to make the Child Tax Credit expansion permanent in the American Families Plan, providing a lifeline to parents as they raise their families and cutting childhood poverty in half.
  • Making paid leave a reality for Americans across the country. The pandemic has disproportionately affected women in our workforce. Paid leave should be a right for all.
  • Ensuring everyone can afford health coverage by improving the Affordable Care Act and expanding insurance subsidies.
  • Fighting for a brighter and more just future by protecting equal access to the ballot box, curbing gun violence, reforming our policing system, and advancing environmental and racial justice.

Our job in Congress is to deliver real results for you and show that governance can still work. If the first 100 days are any indicator, I know that we can and we will.

As always, I am here to help you. If you need assistance at this difficult time, please don’t hesitate to leave a message with my Kirkland office at (425) 485-0085. For more updates on what I’m doing for WA-01, you can follow me on social media at the links below.

Stay safe and stay healthy,

f t # e