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Amanda Bergson-Shilcock
Thu, Aug 12, 2021 3:13 PM

Thanks so much, Michele. One important addition to your very comprehensive
e-mail -- NSC's sign-on letter calls for *$100 billion *(yes, that's a lot
of zeroes!) in workforce and education funding.

We will have to fight hard to make sure it stays in the final Congressional
package. The $100 billion is a topline number that NSC, COABE, and other
advocates pushed in communications to the Biden administration and Congress
last spring.

The administration responded by including it in their broad-brushstrokes
proposal: The White House fact sheet
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/03/31/fact-sheet-the-american-jobs-plan/
on the President's American Jobs Plan explicitly states "His plan will
better tailor services to workers’ job seeking and career development needs
through investments in Expanded Career Services and the Title II adult
literacy program."

The fight going on in Congress right now is about whether $100 billion
will *stay
*in the final package, and if so, which elements of the proposed American
Jobs Plan and/or American Families Plan it will include. There is already
talk of it being cut to $30 billion. Moderate Dems are balking at the $3.5
trillion price tag of the overall budget reconciliation package. There will
be a LOT of horse-trading and jockeying behind the scenes over the next
month as various Congressional committees and leadership negotiate over
which pieces of the package will stay and which will go.

The purpose of NSC's sign-on letter is to demonstrate robust, broad-based
support from the field for keeping the ENTIRE $100 billion in the final
package
.

Thank you all for your support to date -- we need to keep pushing!

-Amanda

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Today's Topics:

1. Infrastructure, FY22, and reconciliation (Michele Diecuch)

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From: Michele Diecuch MDiecuch@proliteracy.org
Subject: [NCL Members] Infrastructure, FY22, and reconciliation
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Hi everyone,
As you likely saw, the Senate passed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure
Investment and Jobs Act, which includes the Digital Equity Act for which so
many of you have advocated!

Overnight, the Senate passed its FY22 budget resolution<
https://www.democrats.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/MEMORANDUM%20for%20Democratic%20Senators%20-%20FY2022%20Budget%20Resolution.pdf>,
which includes huge investments in education, many that  were part of the
President's education proposals from the American Jobs Plan and American
Families Plan. The Senate adopted some amendments that do not affect the
funding totals of the budget resolution nor control legislation that will
be drafted.

The House will come back into session on August 23 to consider the
Senate-passed budget resolution. Assumption is that it will be passed
without additional amendments, which would set the stage for the
reconciliation process to pass a proposed $3.5 trillion bill to include
many of the programs from the American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan
that were not included in the $1.2 trillion Senate-passed infrastructure
bill.

Speaker Pelosi indicated that she will not take up the infrastructure bill
in the House without a separate reconciliation bill. It's likely the House
will wait until after the Committees submit their recommendations for a
reconciliation bill before taking up the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs
Act. Committees have been given instructions to submit recommendations for
the reconciliation bill by September 15.

While reconciliation only requires a simple majority, because two
democrats (Sen. Sinema and Sen. Manchin) have expressed concern about the
$3.5 trillion cost, it's likely the final total will be less. This means
that some education programs may not be funded or funded at less than the
President's request.

National Skills Coalition has circulated a sign-on letter in support of $1
billion in adult education and workforce development, and many NCL members
have sent messages to their networks in support of this funding. Now is the
time to advocate with the Committees in support of this $1 billion!!

Thanks,
Michele

MICHELE DIECUCH |  Senior Director of Programs
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers


ProLiteracyhttp://www.proliteracy.org/  | 101 Wyoming St. |  Syracuse,
NY 13204
p 315.214.2576 |  f 315.422.6369 | mdiecuch@proliteracy.org<mailto:
mdiecuch@proliteracy.org>

Find us and follow us on Facebook<
http://www.facebook.com/pages/ProLiteracy/59618669707> and Twitter<
http://twitter.com/#!/ProLitWorld>.
Help ProLiteracy advance the cause of adult literacy.<
http://www.proliteracy.org/give>
[cid:image001.png@01D78ED6.37AA9270]<
https://www.proliteracy.org/write-her-future>

Thanks so much, Michele. One important addition to your very comprehensive e-mail -- NSC's sign-on letter calls for *$100 billion *(yes, that's a lot of zeroes!) in workforce and education funding. We will have to fight hard to make sure it stays in the final Congressional package. The $100 billion is a topline number that NSC, COABE, and other advocates pushed in communications to the Biden administration and Congress last spring. The administration responded by including it in their broad-brushstrokes proposal: The White House fact sheet <https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/03/31/fact-sheet-the-american-jobs-plan/> on the President's American Jobs Plan explicitly states "His plan will better tailor services to workers’ job seeking and career development needs through investments in Expanded Career Services and the Title II adult literacy program." The fight going on in Congress right now is about whether $100 billion will *stay *in the final package, and if so, which elements of the proposed American Jobs Plan and/or American Families Plan it will include. There is already talk of it being cut to $30 billion. Moderate Dems are balking at the $3.5 trillion price tag of the overall budget reconciliation package. There will be a LOT of horse-trading and jockeying behind the scenes over the next month as various Congressional committees and leadership negotiate over which pieces of the package will stay and which will go. *The purpose of NSC's sign-on letter is to demonstrate robust, broad-based support from the field for keeping the ENTIRE $100 billion in the final package*. Thank you all for your support to date -- we need to keep pushing! -Amanda On Wed, Aug 11, 2021 at 5:30 PM < members-request@lists.national-coalition-literacy.org> wrote: > Send Members mailing list submissions to > members@lists.national-coalition-literacy.org > > To subscribe or unsubscribe via email, send a message with subject or > body 'help' to > members-request@lists.national-coalition-literacy.org > > You can reach the person managing the list at > members-owner@lists.national-coalition-literacy.org > > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific > than "Re: Contents of Members digest..." > > Today's Topics: > > 1. Infrastructure, FY22, and reconciliation (Michele Diecuch) > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Message: 1 > Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 21:30:27 +0000 > From: Michele Diecuch <MDiecuch@proliteracy.org> > Subject: [NCL Members] Infrastructure, FY22, and reconciliation > To: NCL Members <members@lists.national-coalition-literacy.org> > Message-ID: <BN0PR08MB6885BA46CDBD33D2CF17F928C6F89@BN0PR08MB6885.nam > prd08.prod.outlook.com> > Content-Type: multipart/related; boundary="_004_BN0PR08MB6885BA > 46CDBD33D2CF17F928C6F89BN0PR08MB6885namp_"; > type="multipart/alternative" > > Hi everyone, > As you likely saw, the Senate passed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure > Investment and Jobs Act, which includes the Digital Equity Act for which so > many of you have advocated! > > Overnight, the Senate passed its FY22 budget resolution< > https://www.democrats.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/MEMORANDUM%20for%20Democratic%20Senators%20-%20FY2022%20Budget%20Resolution.pdf>, > which includes huge investments in education, many that were part of the > President's education proposals from the American Jobs Plan and American > Families Plan. The Senate adopted some amendments that do not affect the > funding totals of the budget resolution nor control legislation that will > be drafted. > > The House will come back into session on August 23 to consider the > Senate-passed budget resolution. Assumption is that it will be passed > without additional amendments, which would set the stage for the > reconciliation process to pass a proposed $3.5 trillion bill to include > many of the programs from the American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan > that were not included in the $1.2 trillion Senate-passed infrastructure > bill. > > Speaker Pelosi indicated that she will not take up the infrastructure bill > in the House without a separate reconciliation bill. It's likely the House > will wait until after the Committees submit their recommendations for a > reconciliation bill before taking up the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs > Act. Committees have been given instructions to submit recommendations for > the reconciliation bill by September 15. > > While reconciliation only requires a simple majority, because two > democrats (Sen. Sinema and Sen. Manchin) have expressed concern about the > $3.5 trillion cost, it's likely the final total will be less. This means > that some education programs may not be funded or funded at less than the > President's request. > > National Skills Coalition has circulated a sign-on letter in support of $1 > billion in adult education and workforce development, and many NCL members > have sent messages to their networks in support of this funding. Now is the > time to advocate with the Committees in support of this $1 billion!! > > Thanks, > Michele > > > > MICHELE DIECUCH | Senior Director of Programs > Pronouns: She, Her, Hers > ________________________________ > ProLiteracy<http://www.proliteracy.org/> | 101 Wyoming St. | Syracuse, > NY 13204 > p 315.214.2576 | f 315.422.6369 | mdiecuch@proliteracy.org<mailto: > mdiecuch@proliteracy.org> > > Find us and follow us on Facebook< > http://www.facebook.com/pages/ProLiteracy/59618669707> and Twitter< > http://twitter.com/#!/ProLitWorld>. > Help ProLiteracy advance the cause of adult literacy.< > http://www.proliteracy.org/give> > [cid:image001.png@01D78ED6.37AA9270]< > https://www.proliteracy.org/write-her-future> > >
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Michele Diecuch
Thu, Aug 12, 2021 3:27 PM

Thanks Amanda for that important correction. I’m glad to see the wide circulation of the sign-on letter in support! ProLiteracy is also sending out to its network of members orgs and customers shortly to sign on also.

Strength in numbers. 😊

Michele

From: Amanda Bergson-Shilcock amandabs@nationalskillscoalition.org
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2021 11:13 AM
To: National Coalition for Literacy Members List members@lists.national-coalition-literacy.org
Subject: [NCL Members] Re: Members Digest, Vol 80, Issue 6

Thanks so much, Michele. One important addition to your very comprehensive e-mail -- NSC's sign-on letter calls for $100 billion (yes, that's a lot of zeroes!) in workforce and education funding.

We will have to fight hard to make sure it stays in the final Congressional package. The $100 billion is a topline number that NSC, COABE, and other advocates pushed in communications to the Biden administration and Congress last spring.

The administration responded by including it in their broad-brushstrokes proposal: The White House fact sheethttps://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/03/31/fact-sheet-the-american-jobs-plan/ on the President's American Jobs Plan explicitly states "His plan will better tailor services to workers’ job seeking and career development needs through investments in Expanded Career Services and the Title II adult literacy program."

The fight going on in Congress right now is about whether $100 billion will stay in the final package, and if so, which elements of the proposed American Jobs Plan and/or American Families Plan it will include. There is already talk of it being cut to $30 billion. Moderate Dems are balking at the $3.5 trillion price tag of the overall budget reconciliation package. There will be a LOT of horse-trading and jockeying behind the scenes over the next month as various Congressional committees and leadership negotiate over which pieces of the package will stay and which will go.

The purpose of NSC's sign-on letter is to demonstrate robust, broad-based support from the field for keeping the ENTIRE $100 billion in the final package.

Thank you all for your support to date -- we need to keep pushing!

-Amanda

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  1. Infrastructure, FY22, and reconciliation (Michele Diecuch)

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Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 21:30:27 +0000
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Hi everyone,
As you likely saw, the Senate passed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which includes the Digital Equity Act for which so many of you have advocated!

Overnight, the Senate passed its FY22 budget resolutionhttps://www.democrats.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/MEMORANDUM%20for%20Democratic%20Senators%20-%20FY2022%20Budget%20Resolution.pdf, which includes huge investments in education, many that  were part of the President's education proposals from the American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan. The Senate adopted some amendments that do not affect the funding totals of the budget resolution nor control legislation that will be drafted.

The House will come back into session on August 23 to consider the Senate-passed budget resolution. Assumption is that it will be passed without additional amendments, which would set the stage for the reconciliation process to pass a proposed $3.5 trillion bill to include many of the programs from the American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan that were not included in the $1.2 trillion Senate-passed infrastructure bill.

Speaker Pelosi indicated that she will not take up the infrastructure bill in the House without a separate reconciliation bill. It's likely the House will wait until after the Committees submit their recommendations for a reconciliation bill before taking up the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Committees have been given instructions to submit recommendations for the reconciliation bill by September 15.

While reconciliation only requires a simple majority, because two democrats (Sen. Sinema and Sen. Manchin) have expressed concern about the $3.5 trillion cost, it's likely the final total will be less. This means that some education programs may not be funded or funded at less than the President's request.

National Skills Coalition has circulated a sign-on letter in support of $1 billion in adult education and workforce development, and many NCL members have sent messages to their networks in support of this funding. Now is the time to advocate with the Committees in support of this $1 billion!!

Thanks,
Michele

MICHELE DIECUCH |  Senior Director of Programs
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers


ProLiteracyhttp://www.proliteracy.org/  | 101 Wyoming St. |  Syracuse, NY 13204
p 315.214.2576 |  f 315.422.6369 | mdiecuch@proliteracy.orgmailto:mdiecuch@proliteracy.org<mailto:mdiecuch@proliteracy.orgmailto:mdiecuch@proliteracy.org>

Find us and follow us on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/pages/ProLiteracy/59618669707 and Twitterhttp://twitter.com/#!/ProLitWorld.
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Thanks Amanda for that important correction. I’m glad to see the wide circulation of the sign-on letter in support! ProLiteracy is also sending out to its network of members orgs and customers shortly to sign on also. Strength in numbers. 😊 Michele From: Amanda Bergson-Shilcock <amandabs@nationalskillscoalition.org> Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2021 11:13 AM To: National Coalition for Literacy Members List <members@lists.national-coalition-literacy.org> Subject: [NCL Members] Re: Members Digest, Vol 80, Issue 6 Thanks so much, Michele. One important addition to your very comprehensive e-mail -- NSC's sign-on letter calls for $100 billion (yes, that's a lot of zeroes!) in workforce and education funding. We will have to fight hard to make sure it stays in the final Congressional package. The $100 billion is a topline number that NSC, COABE, and other advocates pushed in communications to the Biden administration and Congress last spring. The administration responded by including it in their broad-brushstrokes proposal: The White House fact sheet<https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/03/31/fact-sheet-the-american-jobs-plan/> on the President's American Jobs Plan explicitly states "His plan will better tailor services to workers’ job seeking and career development needs through investments in Expanded Career Services and the Title II adult literacy program." The fight going on in Congress right now is about whether $100 billion will stay in the final package, and if so, which elements of the proposed American Jobs Plan and/or American Families Plan it will include. There is already talk of it being cut to $30 billion. Moderate Dems are balking at the $3.5 trillion price tag of the overall budget reconciliation package. There will be a LOT of horse-trading and jockeying behind the scenes over the next month as various Congressional committees and leadership negotiate over which pieces of the package will stay and which will go. The purpose of NSC's sign-on letter is to demonstrate robust, broad-based support from the field for keeping the ENTIRE $100 billion in the final package. Thank you all for your support to date -- we need to keep pushing! -Amanda On Wed, Aug 11, 2021 at 5:30 PM <members-request@lists.national-coalition-literacy.org<mailto:members-request@lists.national-coalition-literacy.org>> wrote: Send Members mailing list submissions to members@lists.national-coalition-literacy.org<mailto:members@lists.national-coalition-literacy.org> To subscribe or unsubscribe via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to members-request@lists.national-coalition-literacy.org<mailto:members-request@lists.national-coalition-literacy.org> You can reach the person managing the list at members-owner@lists.national-coalition-literacy.org<mailto:members-owner@lists.national-coalition-literacy.org> When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific than "Re: Contents of Members digest..." Today's Topics: 1. Infrastructure, FY22, and reconciliation (Michele Diecuch) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message: 1 Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 21:30:27 +0000 From: Michele Diecuch <MDiecuch@proliteracy.org<mailto:MDiecuch@proliteracy.org>> Subject: [NCL Members] Infrastructure, FY22, and reconciliation To: NCL Members <members@lists.national-coalition-literacy.org<mailto:members@lists.national-coalition-literacy.org>> Message-ID: <BN0PR08MB6885BA46CDBD33D2CF17F928C6F89@BN0PR08MB6885.nam prd08.prod.outlook.com<http://prd08.prod.outlook.com>> Content-Type: multipart/related; boundary="_004_BN0PR08MB6885BA 46CDBD33D2CF17F928C6F89BN0PR08MB6885namp_"; type="multipart/alternative" Hi everyone, As you likely saw, the Senate passed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which includes the Digital Equity Act for which so many of you have advocated! Overnight, the Senate passed its FY22 budget resolution<https://www.democrats.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/MEMORANDUM%20for%20Democratic%20Senators%20-%20FY2022%20Budget%20Resolution.pdf>, which includes huge investments in education, many that were part of the President's education proposals from the American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan. The Senate adopted some amendments that do not affect the funding totals of the budget resolution nor control legislation that will be drafted. The House will come back into session on August 23 to consider the Senate-passed budget resolution. Assumption is that it will be passed without additional amendments, which would set the stage for the reconciliation process to pass a proposed $3.5 trillion bill to include many of the programs from the American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan that were not included in the $1.2 trillion Senate-passed infrastructure bill. Speaker Pelosi indicated that she will not take up the infrastructure bill in the House without a separate reconciliation bill. It's likely the House will wait until after the Committees submit their recommendations for a reconciliation bill before taking up the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Committees have been given instructions to submit recommendations for the reconciliation bill by September 15. While reconciliation only requires a simple majority, because two democrats (Sen. Sinema and Sen. Manchin) have expressed concern about the $3.5 trillion cost, it's likely the final total will be less. This means that some education programs may not be funded or funded at less than the President's request. National Skills Coalition has circulated a sign-on letter in support of $1 billion in adult education and workforce development, and many NCL members have sent messages to their networks in support of this funding. Now is the time to advocate with the Committees in support of this $1 billion!! Thanks, Michele MICHELE DIECUCH | Senior Director of Programs Pronouns: She, Her, Hers ________________________________ ProLiteracy<http://www.proliteracy.org/> | 101 Wyoming St. | Syracuse, NY 13204 p 315.214.2576 | f 315.422.6369 | mdiecuch@proliteracy.org<mailto:mdiecuch@proliteracy.org><mailto:mdiecuch@proliteracy.org<mailto:mdiecuch@proliteracy.org>> Find us and follow us on Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/pages/ProLiteracy/59618669707> and Twitter<http://twitter.com/#!/ProLitWorld>. Help ProLiteracy advance the cause of adult literacy.<http://www.proliteracy.org/give> [cid:image001.png@01D78ED6.37AA9270]<https://www.proliteracy.org/write-her-future> -------------- next part -------------- A message part incompatible with plain text digests has been removed ... 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