Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate Moving Forward On The House-Passed Build Back Better Act

November 29, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding steps the Senate is taking toward passage of President Biden’s historic Build Back Better legislation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

Before the end of this year the Senate will also act on President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation, which momentously passed the House at the very end of the last work period.

This week, Democrats will continue to meet with the Senate Parliamentarian in order to complete the technical and procedural work required before a bill comes to the floor. Meetings were held over the Thanksgiving week and we will continue this week and next week as needed.

As I have said repeatedly, once this necessary work is completed with the Parliamentarian, I will bring the President’s Build Back Better legislation to the floor so we can pass it as soon as possible and send it to the President’s desk.

Our goal continues to be to get this done before Christmas.

Build Back Better represents the largest investment in the American people in generations. Under our bill, child care will be more affordable, pre-K will be more affordable, and raising kids overall will be more affordable for tens of millions of parents.

The bill will take unprecedented steps in the fight against the climate crisis, paving the way for even greater action in the future.

And as scores of economists from across the ideological spectrum attest to, Build Back Better will not worsen inflation – will not worsen inflation – and in the long run help bring costs under control.

So cutting costs, saving parents money, fighting climate change and creating the jobs of tomorrow: these are the things the American people want, these are things the American people need, and these are things that Build Back Better will deliver on once we pass it through this chamber.