Rep. Wild Was in Every Corner of PA-07 Talking About Jobs and COVID Relief
Allentown, PA – Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) crisscrossed Northampton, Lehigh, and Monroe Counties this week, meeting with constituents and talking about jobs, COVID relief, and constituent issues. She also welcomed Labor Secretary Marty Wash to the Greater Lehigh Valley to tour Pennsylvania businesses and discuss the future of the American Jobs Plan. See more below:
On Tuesday, Rep. Wild hosted an in-person town hall in Wind Gap, where she met with constituents and discussed everything from warehouses and housing availability, to the rise in anti-semitism and bringing the country together after the January 6 attacks. The event was streamed on Facebook and can be viewed here.
On Wednesday, Rep. Wild hosted Labor Secretary Marty Walsh for a tour of Lehigh Heavy Forge, a visit to the Steel Stacks in Bethlehem, and lunch at Café the Lodge. Later, Rep. Wild and Secretary Walsh joined Senator Bob Casey for a rally with union leaders about the need to support homecare workers in the upcoming jobs package.
WLVR: “Biden’s efforts hit home for U.S. Congresswoman Susan Wild (D-Lehigh). ‘Anybody who doesn’t believe that the caring community is part of the infrastructure has never had a family member in need of home care,’ Wild said. Wild shared her experience caring for her mother following her diagnoses with an inoperable brain cancer in 2014.”
WFMZ: “’There's something about having a secretary of labor who was a working man, who started off as a construction worker,’ Democratic Congresswoman Susan Wild said. She accompanied Secretary Walsh through District 7. They started their day at Lehigh Heavy Forge in Bethlehem.”
The Morning Call: “The stop at Lehigh Heavy Forge was the first of the day for Walsh, U.S. Rep. Susan Wild and a group of Labor Department officials as they traveled across the Lehigh Valley on Wednesday to meet with business, labor and local leaders to discuss and promote the American Jobs Plan.”
On Thursday, Rep. Wild toured the Pocono YMCA in Stroudsburg and met with local mayors about the local municipal funding heading to boroughs across PA-07 as part of the American Rescue Plan. She also released a new report from her office about the Child Tax Credit and the expansive good it will do for families in her district.
Pocono Record: Susan Wild meets local mayors, promotes child tax credit at Pocono YMCA: “U.S. Rep. Susan Wild (D-7) made a stop at the Pocono YMCA Thursday morning to urge families in Pennsylvania’s Seventh District to take advantage of the new child tax credit created in the American Rescue Plan. While it’s called a tax credit, Wild stressed that the benefits — $3,000 per child and $3,600 for children under age 6 — are not limited to families that pay taxes.”
WFMZ: Rep. Wild visits Stroudsburg to discuss American Rescue Plan, Child Care Tax Credit benefits: “Democratic Congresswoman Susan Wild was in Stroudsburg Thursday to explain the benefits of the American Rescue Plan. She held a roundtable with officials at the Pocono YMCA about the local funding they will get from the plan. She also talked to families about the benefits they can receive from the Child Care Tax Credit.”