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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...

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...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Statement on President Biden’s Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

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Last week, Congresswoman Jacobs (D-CA-53) joined over 100 lawmakers in sending a letter to President Biden, urging him to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide in his statement on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. Today, President Biden formally recognized the Armenian Genocide, the systematic murder and ethnic cleansing of as many as 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to ...

Congresswoman Jacobs Introduces Amendment to Conduct Assessment of Conditions in Haiti

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Yesterday, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) filed an amendment to H.R. 2471, the Haiti Development, Accountability, and Institutional Transparency Initiative Act. This bill seeks to analyze U.S. policy in Haiti and measure progress in addressing corruption, governance, rule of law, press freedoms, and more. Jacobs’ amendment, filed in partnership with Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA-50), would r...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Speaks on House Floor in Support of the Green New Deal

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Today, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) spoke on the House floor in support of the Green New Deal, which was formally introduced yesterday as H.Res.332. Congresswoman Jacobs is an original co-sponsor of the legislation along with 101 Members of Congress. For video of her remarks, click here: YouTube, Twitter. Transcript: I rise today to call for a Green New Deal for America. As one of the youn...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Signs On As Original Co-Sponsor of the Green New Deal

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Today, the Green New Deal resolution was officially filed, with Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) as an original co-sponsor. The Green New Deal resolution formally calls upon Congress to recognize the impacts of climate change and launch a full-scale mobilization to reduce emissions, improve resilience and sustainability, and to create good-paying jobs in an equitable manner. The Green New Deal...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Statement on Guilty Verdict in Derek Chauvin Trial

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Today, the jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin delivered a guilty verdict on all three counts in the death of George Floyd. Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) issued the following statement: “I am grateful for the jury’s guilty verdict today, but true justice would be having George Floyd at home with his family. One guilty verdict doesn’t change the reality of being Black in America. “For decades...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Joins McBath and Manning to Introduce Bill Requiring Accountability for For-Profit Institutions

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On Tuesday, April 20, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) joined Congresswoman Lucy McBath (D-GA-06) and Congresswoman Kathy Manning (D-NC-06) to introduce H.R. 2700, the For-Profit College Conversion Accountability Act. The bill would strengthen accountability measures at the Department of Education during the conversion or sale of a for-profit institution of higher education (IHE). Between Janu...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Calls on President Biden to Lift Refugee Cap

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Today, President Biden signed an executive order that expedites processing for refugee admissions but maintains the Trump-era cap on 15,000 admitted refugees per year. Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, joined a letter led by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (MN-05) calling for the Biden Administration to lift the cap to 62,500, stating, “We must keep our...