Source: The State
By Congressman James E. Clyburn
I often reflect upon my experiences growing up in a parsonage and my public service is guided by many of them. Recent circumstances have drawn me to Hebrews 11:1, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen.” After less than a year with President Biden in office and Democrats technically in control of Congress, I am beginning to see the substance of many things I had hoped for when Joe Biden was elected, and the evidence is beginning to be seen by everyone.
In March, Democrats in Washington delivered – without one Republican vote – the American Rescue Plan. This comprehensive package began alleviating the economic pain caused by COVID-19 by expanding the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit and lowering health insurance premiums for many in the Affordable Care Act marketplace. It provided resources to state and local communities for schools and health care facilities.
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