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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 releases the following sta...

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 middle-class families i...

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 Care Can’t Wait C...

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. Last week...

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 federally implemented ...

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 Plan, which will p...

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...