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Build Back Better good for working families

We have a chance to put hardworking families first. Families continue to struggle to stay afloat. We need an economy that doesn’t punish families for caring for sick family members or crush families with prescription drug costs. And we can do all of this in a way that helps Arizona businesses flourish. 

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No open enrolment for special needs kids

As parents to children with disabilities, we must constantly fight to make sure our children are seen and heard. Luckily, the Arizona Legislature made necessary changes to the open-enrollment laws to prevent discrimination against children with disabilities.

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Lowering drug prices can stifle innovation

We should be looking to put patients first, and all stakeholders should come together, including insurance companies and pharmacy benefit managers, to create solutions so patients can get the treatment they deserve at prices they can afford.

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Arizona members of Congress: fund home care now

But while the need for home care is great, acquiring services is out of reach for too many. Across the United States, almost a million people sit on the waiting lists for Medicaid’s home care program, in danger of being forced to live in unsafe nursing institutions, where 133,000 disabled Americans have died from Covid during the pandemic.  

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Expanding child tax credit is essential

unless Congress takes action, many Arizona families will continue to find themselves strapped under extreme economic strain and pressure. Our congressional leaders and senators have the power to alleviate pandemic hardship and put more Arizona families on the path to financial freedom by making the Child Tax Credit permanent. 

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Sinema can address energy inequities, fight climate change

To ensure an equitable and more sustainable future — one that creates good-paying jobs and opportunity for Arizonans — Senator Sinema should push for changes to the section 25D ITC in the budget reconciliation bill that would offer a direct pay option. The clean energy revolution cannot meet its full promise unless the pool of those who can participate is expanded. 

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