Starting today, Child Tax Credit monthly payments will begin hitting bank accounts for millions of families across America and over 100,000 families in my district in Southwest Connecticut, thanks to the expansion in the American Rescue Plan. This tax credit for families will deliver much-needed support to pay for childcare, food on the table, bills and more.
Economic disparities in our country are wider than ever. Covid made this brutally plain. Over the last 15 months, America’s wealthiest families worked from home, grew their wealth and accessed premier health care. Other Americans lost their jobs and struggled to pay rent and buy food. Our economy is recovering, but not for all.
Weeks after President Biden unveiled a set of proposals to close what the White House called a “racial wealth gap” in the United States, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes was named to lead a Congressional panel that will address earnings disparities across demographic groups and geographic pockets.
Rep. Jim Himes joins Ali Velshi to discuss reports of the Trump Justice Department’s “efforts to go after the president’s political opponents.”
Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT) discusses the Senate report released today detailing the intel failures ahead of January 6th, and argues that members of Congress do not want to investigate that day further because they want to take advantage of the Big Lie for their own political purposes.
As we celebrate the beginning of Pride Month today, we look back and remember the 1969 Stonewall Riots that were the boiling over of frustration and anger at discrimination, commemorate those lost to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS and reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with all LGBTQ+ Americans.
We just surpassed a successful 100 days of the Biden Administration, and we are now looking ahead to what comes next. Who comes next.
Himes for Congress will be an official 2021 Democracy Summer partner! Developed by Maryland Congressman (and law professor) Jamie Raskin, Democracy Summer is an educational program dedicated to training the next generation of political activists, organizers, and leaders. In 2021, for the first time ever, Democracy Summer is expanding nationally in partnership with the DCCC and Democratic campaigns across America.
The American Rescue Plan is now law. Help is here and we are on the road to recovery.
This law provides $1,400 direct payments to the majority of American households, extends unemployment benefits, cuts child poverty rates in half, sends children safely back to school, invests billions of dollars towards vaccine distribution, expands COVID testing and aids struggling businesses.