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Jacobs, Bonamici, and Colleagues Lead Letter Signed by 127 House Members to Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi Urging Inclusion of Child Care in Reconciliation

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53); Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01), Chair of the Education and Labor Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services; and colleagues sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi urging the Senate to include robust child care investments in any upcoming budget reconciliation…

Jacobs Announces $15 Million in Federal Funding for CA-53 Schools to Help San Diego Kids Access the Internet at Home and Close the Homework Gap

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Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) announced today that local schools in her district have received more than $15.1 million to date from the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Connectivity Fund Program (ECF). In total, twelve school districts and schools in CA-53 have received $15,100,811.66 since the program was created last year, including more than…

Treasury Issues New General Licenses to Support Education in Afghanistan Following Jacobs and Merkley Call for Action

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San Diego, CA -  The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued three General Licenses to facilitate the continued flow of humanitarian assistance and other support for the Afghan people. This change followed calls from Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and others urging the Biden Administration to provide safeguards for NGOs to carry out education…

Congresswoman Jacobs, Senator Merkley Lead Bicameral Push to Safeguard Education in Afghanistan

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San Diego, CA-- Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53), together with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), led a group of 37 lawmakers to urge the Biden Administration to provide safeguards for NGOs to carry out education programming in Afghanistan. This is a follow-up to the lawmakers’ September 2nd letter asking for OFAC general licenses for humanitarian assistance, which the Biden…

Build Back Better Act Moves Closer to Passage with Key Jacobs Provision on Child Care Included

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Washington, D.C. - The House continued to advance towards passage of the Build Back Better Act, as negotiations continued on Tuesday.  The legislative text, first introduced last week, includes a provision fought for by Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) to ensure more San Diego families have access to the Build Back Better Act’s child care benefits.  Congresswoman Jacobs…

Congresswoman Jacobs Statement on the Text of the Build Back Better Act

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Washington, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives released the full text of the Build Back Better Act. The bill includes free and universal pre-K for three- and four-year-olds, significant measures to reduce child care costs, and a one-year extension of the expanded and improved Child Tax Credit. Congresswoman Jacobs secured a significant win in the bill, ensuring that…

Jacobs at Care Can’t Wait Rally: We Can’t Afford Not to Pass Build Back Better Act

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Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-3), other members of Congress, along with parents, caregivers, and caregiving advocates today for a Care Can’t Wait Rally in support of care economy investments in the Build Back Better Act.  The event was organized by Moms Rising and the…

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Asks California Parents to Share Child Care Stories as Congress Writes Build Back Better Act

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San Diego, CA - Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) is inviting parents and caregivers to share their child care stories with Congress as House and Senate committees draft legislative text for the Build Back Better Act. Congresswoman Jacobs has called for a transformative investment in child care, early learning and pre-k, and the care economy to be included in the legislation this fall.…

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Writes to Chairman Bobby Scott on Implementation of Child Care Program in Build Back Better Act

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Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) wrote to Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, this week as congressional committees begin markup of the Build Back Better Act.  Congresswoman Jacobs, who founded and chaired San Diego for Every Child, an initiative focused on ending childhood poverty, urged Chairman Scott to consider a…

Congresswoman Jacobs Announces Over $1 Billion in Funding for State and Local Government and Higher Education from American Rescue Plan

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This week, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Education announced the specific relief totals available to state and local governments and postsecondary institutions as part of the American Rescue Plan, which was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden in March.   Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) proudly voted for the American Rescue…