February 27, 2021
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IWPR applauds the passage of the 1.9 Trillion Stimulus plan by the House of Representatives, and encourages the Senate to do the same. The robust and historic recovery package enjoys high public support and will provide necessary economic support to families hit hardest by the COVID-fueled economic downturn.

By providing direct payments to Americans, expanding unemployment insurance, investing in the care infrastructure, and housing and food assistance, the Biden Administration and the House understand the urgency of the moment and the depths of economic despair in all corners of the country. The investments are an important first step in addressing the disproportionate effects of the economic crisis on women, and Black and Latina women in particular.

A new poll by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research finds that getting the recession under control, job creation and raising the minimum wage are top issues for women—all issues that are front and center in the recovery legislation.

“The stimulus plan enjoys bipartisan public support and families are making their needs during the economic downturn clear to Congress and the Administration. We must listen,” said C. Nicole Mason, President and CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

“We must continue to center the most impacted in our recovery efforts—women, families and lower-wage workers—and make substantial investments now or risk an uneven, K-shaped recovery.”