Statement On House Passage Of The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal From Building Back Together Executive Director Danielle Melfi
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 5, 2021
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STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL FROM BUILDING BACK TOGETHER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DANIELLE MELFI
WASHINGTON, D.C. – “As the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal heads to the President’s desk, it’s clear that the President has delivered on his promise to break through the gridlock to find common ground. Today’s victory for the American people will deliver a once-in-a-generation investment in rebuilding our country that will grow our economy and boost our productivity. This vote only increases the urgency to get the rest of President Biden’s economic agenda passed.
Thanks to President Biden and the tireless work of leaders in Congress, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will deliver the largest-ever federal investments in public transit and clean drinking water, in passenger rail since the creation of Amtrak, in bridges since the construction of the highway system, and the creation of universal high-speed internet access for American households. This bill will create good-paying union jobs by investing in fixing roads and bridges, and bring supply chains back to the U.S. It will ensure clean drinking water for our kids by replacing dangerous lead pipes and make the largest investment in clean energy transmission and electric vehicle infrastructure in American history.
We will ensure the American people hear about this win and how it will deliver for them and their families, while urging leaders in Congress to pass the Build Back Better Act swiftly. This historic legislation will cut taxes for working families, lower the cost of things families depend on like health care, prescription drugs, and child care, create millions of good-paying jobs, tackle the climate crisis, invest in a just and humane immigration system, rebuild our care economy, create educational opportunity, and reform our tax system so that the ultra-wealthy and big corporations finally pay what they owe. Under the President’s framework, no American making under $400,000 a year and no small businesses will see their taxes go up.
Together, these investments will grow the economy from the middle out, create millions of good-paying jobs, and make our country more competitive so that the United States is positioned to win the race for the 21st century. We look forward to both pieces of legislation moving swiftly to the President’s desk.”