August 11, 2021

Hirono: Budget Vote Sets the Stage to Support Working Families, Create Jobs, Address the Climate Crisis, Reduce Child Poverty

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) today voted to begin work to pass the American Families Plan, legislation that will support America’s working families and small businesses while creating jobs, addressing the climate crisis, reducing child poverty, and investing in our education system. This legislation follows key investments Democrats made in the American Rescue Plan and its success at delivering relief to the American people earlier this year.

“This vote sets the stage to provide transformational support for families and communities in Hawaii and across the country. The American Families Plan will lower costs for families and create jobs, provide paid family and medical leave, address the housing crisis, expand Medicare, make permanent the expanded Child Tax Credit, focus resources on mitigating the climate crisis, fix our broken immigration system, provide universal pre-K, and make child care more affordable and accessible, among other priorities. These longstanding needs, exacerbated during the pandemic, require us to act,” Senator Hirono said.