Statement On House Passage Of The Build Back Better Act From Building Back Together Executive Director Danielle Melfi
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2021
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STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE BUILD BACK BETTER ACT FROM BUILDING BACK TOGETHER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DANIELLE MELFI
Washington, D.C. – “This week, America took a major step forward on the path to building back better as President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal into law. Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is delivering again with the House passage of the transformative Build Back Better Act. Now, we urge leaders in the Senate to immediately take up and pass this transformational bill that will make the most significant impact on the lives of everyday Americans of any legislation since the New Deal.
The Build Back Better Act is a historic plan to lower costs for the things families depend on like health care, prescription drugs, and child care, while creating millions of good-paying jobs and prioritizing tax cuts for middle-class families. This monumental legislation will make the biggest investment in tackling the climate crisis in our nation’s history, invest in a just and humane immigration system, rebuild our care economy, and open the doors to educational opportunities with universal preschool and grants for low-income students and students of color.
With this legislation, the President is making good on his promise to put working families first and give them the breathing room they deserve. No American making under $400,000 a year and no small businesses will see their taxes go up, because this legislation is fully paid for by reforming our tax system so that the ultra-wealthy and big corporations finally pay what they owe, just like the rest of us do.
This legislation is hugely popular among the American people because these investments in our families, communities, and economy are critically needed. We look forward to the Senate swiftly passing this historic legislation and sending it to the President’s desk.”