THE AGENDA 

President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda will create good-paying jobs, grow our economy, and give American workers, businesses, and families the opportunity to succeed in the 21st century. President Biden’s agenda will build an economy that rewards work, not wealth by lowering costs for working people and easing the burden on the middle class — all paid for by making the ultra-wealthy pay their fair share.

WHAT IT MEANS FOR AMERICANS:

  • More good-paying jobs rebuilding roads and bridges, modernizing our energy grid, caregiving, and investing in clean energy and clean water.
  • Tax cuts for working families, with a historic tax cut for more than 90 percent of households with children.
  • Lower costs for working families by providing family and medical leave, lowering energy bills, and making essentials affordable like healthcare, prescription drugs, child care, pre-K, college, and long-term care for the elderly.

HOW WE PAY FOR IT: 

  • The Build Back Better Agenda will build an economy that rewards work, not wealth by making the ultra-wealthy and corporations pay their fair share and closing tax loopholes. 
  • No one making under $400,000 a year will pay a penny more in taxes, including 97 percent of small businesses. 
  • The plan will lower costs for working and middle class families while creating long-term growth for our economy.
ECONOMY

The Build Back Better Agenda will create millions of new jobs, position American workers and businesses to compete in the 21st century, and create an economy that rewards work, not wealth. The Build Back Better Agenda:

  • Creates millions of new, good-paying jobs rebuilding roads and bridges, modernizing our energy grid, caregiving, and investing in clean energy and clean water. 
  • Invests in R&D to boost American manufacturing. 
  • Invests in our economic future by adding four free years of schooling to our education system for every student, from two years of pre-K to two years of free community college. 
  • Makes the ultra-wealthy pay their fair share in taxes, while ensuring no American making under $400,000 a year sees their taxes go up a dime. 
  • Builds on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, which reflects the largest infrastructure investment in a century and puts Americans to work to fix what’s broken in America.
CARE

No one should have to choose between caring for their family and work. This plan will help ensure middle and working-class families have access to affordable, high-quality child care and long-term care for the elderly, and will guarantee family and medical leave as workers get back on the job. The Build Back Better Agenda:

  • Cuts taxes for 90 percent of households with children through the expanded Child Tax Credit. 
  • Makes health care more affordable by lowering the cost of prescription drugs and creating a tax credit to help working families pay for health care premiums.
  • Guarantees 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave for our workers.
  • Improves pay and working conditions for essential care workers. 
  • Expands home care for older Americans and people with disabilities. 
  • Cuts child care costs so no working or middle class family pays more than 7% of their income for quality care for young children. 
  • Helps make sure the nutritional needs of all families are met. The plan will expand nutrition assistance, school meal programs, and summer EBT, which will help families with children receiving free or reduced-price meals buy the food they need during the summer.
CLIMATE

The Build Back Better Agenda will save our economy and our climate by creating millions of good-paying jobs to build our clean energy future and deliver a fully clean electric grid by 2035. The Build Back Better Agenda:

  • Invests in clean energy and innovation to lower energy bills for families and make the power grid more resilient, sustainable, and efficient.
  • Rebuilds our roads, bridges, and energy grid to curb the damage done by extreme weather and climate change. 
  • Provides clean water by replacing dangerous lead pipes.
  • Makes electric vehicles more affordable for working families and creates a nationwide charging network. 
  • Establishes a Civilian Climate Corps to create good paying jobs, clean up communities, and prevent future climate disasters. 
  • Addresses the legacy of environmental injustice by cleaning up pollution in disadvantaged communities.
IMMIGRATION

After years of chaos and mismanagement, it’s time to reform our immigration system so that it is fair, orderly, and recognizes immigrants’ rights and humanity. America is stronger and more prosperous when we welcome immigrants, keep families together, and provide a pathway to citizenship for hardworking people who have been here for generations and contribute to our communities.  The Build Back Better Agenda:

  • Creates a pathway to citizenship for hardworking people who contribute to our communities: for millions of undocumented people, including Dreamers, TPS holders, essential workers, and farm workers.
  • Grows our economy while ensuring that every worker is protected. 
  • Prioritizes keeping families together.
  • Makes smart investments to responsibly manage the border.
DEMOCRACY

Every American — no matter their race or zip code — has a fundamental right to vote and to have their vote counted.  The 2020 election was a triumph of American democracy; in the midst of a global pandemic, more Americans voted than at any time in more than a century.  The aftermath of that election, however, has demonstrated the crucial need to strengthen and protect the right to vote and the election system that counts the ballots and certifies the result.   

We can safeguard the freedom to vote and the foundation of our democracy by adopting the For the People Act, which establishes federal voting standards, and ensures that voters choose their elected representatives, not the other way around.  We can make sure that discriminatory voting rules are never permitted to take effect by adopting the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. 

  • The For the People Act will institute federal accessibility standards for voters, ensure that votes are properly counted, and prohibit partisan gerrymandering.  
  • The John Lewis Advancement Act will protect against discriminatory barriers to voting — on the basis of race, language, or zip code — by preventing those proposals from taking effect in the first place.