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Congresswoman Jacobs Introduces Legislation to Improve Child Care for Military Families

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This week, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) joined Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA-14), Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Congresswoman Stephanie Bice (R-OK-5) in introducing H.R. 3121, the Military Child Care Expansion Act, legislation to address the child care crisis facing military families. The Military Child Care Expansion Act would equip the Pentagon with new tools and a clear mission...

More Than 148,000 Children in CA-53 to Benefit from Expanded Child Tax Credit

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New analysis conducted by Co-Equal shows that 148,800 children in California’s 53rd District will benefit from the expanded Child Tax Credit, an important provision of the American Rescue Plan championed by Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53). Designed to benefit low- and middle-income families, an estimated 84% of children in the 53rd District live in households that will receive the expanded Chi...

Congresswoman Jacobs Speaks on House Floor on Child Tax Credit

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) spoke on the House floor today, highlighting the benefits of the expanded and improved Child Tax Credit (CTC) and calling for the changes made under the American Rescue Plan to be made permanent. Earlier this week, Congresswoman Jacobs announced that the families of 148,000 children in CA-53 are eligible for expanded benefits. In CA-53, 44,600 households will re...

Statement by Congresswoman Jacobs on Violence in Jerusalem

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement: “I am horrified by the reports and videos of violence in Jerusalem. The forced evictions in Sheikh Jarrah, the raid of Al Aqsa Mosque as worshipers prayed during Ramadan, and the escalation of violence by Hamas and the Israeli government have all swiftly and gravely damaged the ...

Congresswoman Jacobs Statement on April Jobs Report

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) issued the following statement on today’s April jobs report: “Today’s jobs report is a call to action – a call for us to keep our focus on supporting families, creating new jobs and economic growth, and building a strong, sustainable, and equitable recovery. “I have long said that we will not get an equitable recovery unless we focus on rebuilding our child care...

Remarks by Congresswoman Sara Jacobs at Fort Hood

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, spoke today at a press conference at Fort Hood, Texas, on the military’s response to sexual assault, harassment, and other military personnel issues, including housing. The press conference followed a bipartisan congressional delegation trip to Fort Hood led by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Chair of the Hou...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Joins Colleagues on Congressional Delegation Trip to Fort Hood

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) arrived in Fort Hood, Texas, today, joining a bipartisan congressional delegation led by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel. This three-day visit is part of the investigation into the Army’s failed response to the murder of SPC Vanessa Guillen, the deaths of PV2 Gregory Wedel Morales and SGT ...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Statement on the White House Raising the Refugee Cap to 62,500

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On Monday, President Biden announced that the United States will establish a new refugee cap of 62,500 for the fiscal year, up from a historically low number of 15,000 established by the Trump Administration. President Biden also stated that “the new admissions cap will also reinforce efforts that are already underway to expand the United States’ capacity to admit refugees, so that we can reach th...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Announces Opening of Restaurant Revitalization Fund Application

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Today, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs announced the opening of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund application. Businesses in California’s 53rd Congressional District will now be able to apply directly for funding to offset pandemic-related loss of revenue. With funding from the American Rescue Plan, which Congresswoman Jacobs championed, applicants can now register on the U.S. Small Business Administra...

Statement from Congresswoman Sara Jacobs on President Biden’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) watched President Biden’s address to a Joint Session of Congress tonight from her district office in San Diego, following a virtual watch party she held with constituents. Congresswoman Jacobs’ virtual guest for the speech was Shaunte Brown, a College Area resident and child care provider. Congresswoman Jacobs invited Brown to be her virtual guest to honor and ...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs, Congressman Ritchie Torres Lead Letter Urging President Biden to Make Expanded Child Tax Credit Permanent

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Today, in advance of President Biden’s first joint address to Congress on Wednesday, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) and Congressman Ritchie Torres (NY-15), together with their first-term colleagues in Congress, sent a letter to President Biden, urging him to make the expanded Child Tax Credit permanent and monthly. The expanded Child Tax Credit was a key provision included in the American Rescu...

Elizabeth Warren: It's a 'win' Biden describes childcare as 'infrastructure'

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., praised President Biden's priority on childcare as she pushed to include her universal day care proposal into the next round of infrastructure spending. "We have a president who is describing childcare as infrastructure. I think it's time to take the win," Warren said Tuesday of her former Democratic presidential rival. "And now we just want to fill in the details."...

Democrats signal House bill go further than Biden proposal on child tax credit

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Key House Democrats on Tuesday signaled the House will include a permanent expansion of the child tax credit (CTC) in legislation based on President Biden’s forthcoming family-focused plan, though Biden is expected to only propose extending the expansion of the credit for several years. “The House will be writing the bill, and we will be making the child tax credit permanent,” Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Invites CA-53 Child Care Provider Shaunte Brown to Presidential Address

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Today, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) announced that Shaunte Brown, a College Area resident and child care provider, will join her virtually as a guest for President Biden’s address to a Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday, April 28. Brown has owned a family child care center in California’s 53rd Congressional District for 24 years. President Biden’s first address to a Joint Session of Cong...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Joins Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman Mondaire Jones in Announcing Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) spoke today at a press conference introducing the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act with colleagues Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY-17). Congresswoman Jacobs is an original co-sponsor of the bill, which ensures that every family has access to high-quality, affordable child care by establishing a network of federall...