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Talking Points: 13.5 Million Jobs Created is Bidenomics in Action

Today’s jobs report shows Bidenomics in action: One of the strongest job-creation periods in U.S. history.

  • 187,000 jobs were created last month—13.5 million jobs created since President Biden took office.
  • 3.8% unemployment—under 4% for 19 months in a row—the longest stretch in over 50 years!
  • The increase in unemployment rate was entirely because more Americans are joining the workforce.
  • The share of working-age Americans with jobs is at a 20-year high.
  • The share of women with jobs is at a record high.
  • We’ve regained all the jobs lost during the pandemic, and created 4 million more.
  • Over 1.5 million jobs created in manufacturing, construction, and engineering since President Biden took office.

Bidenomics is growing our economy from the middle out and bottom up, not the top-down.

  • The U.S. has the strongest economy and lowest inflation of any leading economy.
  • Wages are rising—higher than last year and higher than before the pandemic, accounting for inflation
  • Inflation has fallen by two-thirds since last summer and has averaged less than 2% over the last 3 months.

Bidenomics is a fundamental break with trickle-down economics:

  1. Making smart investments in America—investing in our infrastructure, manufacturing, and clean energy.
  2. Empowering American workers—increasing wages, more Americans joining the workforce, educating and training workers, and supporting unions.
  3. Promoting competition to lower costs—fighting to ban non-compete agreements, cracking down on junk fees, and helping small businesses.

House Republicans continue to push for failed trickle-down policies that fail the middle class:

  • Tax cuts for the rich and big corporations that blow up the deficit and never trickle down.
  • Shrinking public investments, blatantly undermining priorities like infrastructure and education.
  • Shipping good jobs overseas, stripping entire communities of hope.

New Info on Background Checks, Student Debt, Overtime Pay, Marijuana, Nursing Home Protections, and More

New Steps to Protect Nursing Home Residents: 

President Biden is committed to building a long-term care system where all seniors can age with dignity, where people with disabilities can receive high-quality services, and where there is a pipeline of direct care workers into good-paying jobs with the free and fair choice to join a union.  

 This includes efforts such as: setting a minimum for staffing levels, having an RN on site 24/7, ensuring taxpayer dollars go toward high-quality care, enhancing resident safety during emergencies, growing and supporting the nursing workforce, improving nursing home inspections, and cracking down on nursing homes that commit fraud.  

New Action to Keep Guns Out of Dangerous Hands: 

The Administration proposed a new rule that would significantly reduce the percentage of guns sold without background checks. Under this new rule, people who sell firearms online or at gun shows would have to be licensed and run background checks before a sale, making clear that there is no “gun show loophole” or “internet loophole” in federal law. 

 New Action on Student Debt: 

The Administration canceled $72 million in student loan debt for more than 2,300 borrowers who were cheated by the for-profit online school Ashford University. 

ICYMI: President Biden announced the most affordable student loan plan ever created – a plan that will save the typical borrower around $1,000 a year. Borrowers can apply at

 Administration Recommends Easing Federal Restrictions on Marijuana: 

Per the President’s directive to conduct a review of the drug, the Department of Health and Human Services is recommending that the DEA reclassify marijuana as a lower risk drug, moving it from what’s known as a Schedule I drug (which includes Heroin, LSD, ecstasy) to Schedule III. The DEA has the ultimate authority on scheduling substances. 

 New Proposed Rule on Overtime Pay: 

The Department of Labor’s proposed rule would make 3.6 million more U.S. workers eligible for overtime pay. Currently, if you make over $35,600/year, you aren’t eligible for time-and-a-half for working over 40 hours a week. Under this new rule, salaried workers who make under $55,000/year would now qualify.  

Latest Disaster Response Efforts: 

Hawaii WildfiresPresident Biden announced that the Department of Energy will provide $95 million to harden Hawaii’s electric grid, improve service, limit damage during future events, and help prevent failures in the future that could lead to severe events. Currently, there are more than 1,000 federal personnel are on the ground aiding in response efforts. 

Hurricane IdaliaTomorrow, the President will travel to Florida to survey damage from Hurricane Idalia. More on that below: 

Prior to Idalia making landfall, President Biden approved an Emergency Declaration at the request of Governor DeSantis and directed FEMA to pre-deploy resources so we could respond in the hurricane’s aftermath as quickly as possible. Teams are on the ground to work with the first responders in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, get people to safety, and begin to recover from the storm’s impact. 

New Additional Funding to Fight Opioid Epidemic: 

In support of President Biden’s Unity Agenda efforts to beat the overdose epidemic and save lives, the  Administration announced more than $450 million to strengthen prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery support services and crack down on illicit drug trafficking. 

Talking Points: Issue One

KEY MESSAGE: Vote Yes to keep government out of our family’s personal medical decisions. Ohioans should have the freedom to make personal, private decisions for themselves and their families without corrupt politicians inserting themselves in the process. 

Three Key Points: 

  • It’s simple: voting YES on Issue One will protect Ohioans’ freedom to make healthcare decisions for ourselves and our families, without interference from politicians. 
  • Over the coming weeks, the other side will use all sorts of tactics to try and distract and divide us, because their ultimate goal is clear: a total abortion ban in Ohio – something every Republican running for Senate supports. 
  • By voting YES on Issue One, we can prevent politicians from inserting themselves into our private, personal medical decisions and keep power and freedom in the hands of the people. 

Potential Q&A: 

Q: Ohio is a pretty conservative state these days, do you think you can actually pass this? 

  • This is not a partisan issue; it is a personal issue. We know the majority of Ohioans believe their neighbors should have the right to make their own personal medical decisions without political or government interference. 

Q: There is a lot of out-of-state money coming into Ohio on both sides of this amendment. Are you concerned that it will distort the will of Ohio voters? 

  • Hundreds of local organizations, 4,000 Ohio doctors and medical professionals, clergy, and over 700,000 Ohio voters put this amendment on the ballot. It is clear that Ohioans — not out of state donors — will protect their reproductive freedom in November.

Q: How would this amendment affect the current 6-week ban under litigation? A lawsuit filed against Ohio’s extreme abortion ban is before the state Supreme Court.

  • There is a serious risk that a ruling in that case could allow the ban to take effect again. 

Q: How would this amendment affect parental notification and consent laws? 

  • This amendment doesn’t specifically change state law, but it will make sure that the interests of patients come ahead of extreme politics. 

Q: Does this amendment allow abortion on demand up to the moment of birth? 

  • First of all, that is simply not how abortion care works. This is an inflammatory and deceptive claim by anti-abortion extremists meant to distract from their attempts to ban abortion entirely. This amendment allows for reasonable limits on abortion after fetal viability, but maintains protections for patient health and safety. 

Q: What about the health exception for after fetal viability? That seems extremely broad. 

  • It’s impossible for lawmakers to anticipate every potential situation that may cause someone to consider getting an abortion. In some cases, there may be health issues or a life-threatening fetal diagnosis that leads to an abortion later in pregnancy. This measure ensures that a patient’s needs, not politics, drive important medical decisions. 

Q: Why does the amendment contain any restrictions on the right to an abortion at all? 

  • This meets Ohioans where they are — and the vast majority of Ohioans support reproductive freedom and autonomy.

Q: Does the amendment guarantee a right to gender-affirming care? 

  • No, this amendment is specifically about reproductive health decisions, not gender-affirming care. Claims otherwise are an attempt to confuse and deceive Ohio voters about the goal of this amendment, which is to protect families’ personal medical decisions and keep the government out of our private business. 

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