NYEC Federal Policy Roundup (3/4/22)

This Week’s Update

  • Supreme Court Nomination: Confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will begin March 21.
  • FY22 appropriations: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) announced the House will vote on an FY22 omnibus appropriations bill, including supplemental appropriations (aid) for Ukraine, on March 8. Hopefully the Senate will follow suit shortly after, before the current stopgap spending bill expires March 11.
  • BBB: On pause. Sen. Manchin did mention this week that a cause of inflation (his current top concern) was that “we did not have the labor supply to meet the demand.” (Thanks to Manchin Media Tracker Rashaun Bennett.)
  • FY23 appropriations: Hoping for a President’s Budget by next Friday inject energy into the process.
  • America COMPETES Act: No updates.
  • WIOA: No updates.

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How to weigh in this week: 

  • NEW Sign onto the State of the Union Equity Response: CLASP, FYI, and NYEC are leading a sign-on statement to President Biden’s State of the Union address, reiterating our COVID demands related to existing workforce investments, the Civilian Climate Corps, and a national subsidized employment program – and responding to proposals related to mental health and violence prevention. See the full statement here. Sign on here. Sign on by NEXT FRIDAY, March 11. Contact Thomas Showalter (thomas.showalter@nyec.org) with any questions.
  • Tweet at key Members of Congress (handles here), and all members of the Progressive Caucus.
  • Help us out in West Virginia! If you’re interested in drafting a blog or an op-ed in support of young people and would like some help or partnership, email thomas.showalter@nyec.org or melissayoung9791@gmail.com.
  • Continue to reach out to your Congressional delegation (look them up on www.House.gov by entering in your zip code and www.Senate.gov to look up by state if you are not sure) and tell them you support the BBB agenda including robust investments in subsidized employment. Information on how to talk about workforce development investments, subsidized jobs, and jobs for young people are here. Information on how to talk about the Civilian Climate Corps is here