Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor providing an update on Democrats’ progress toward finalizing an agreement on the Build Back Better plan. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:
It’s been a very productive week for Democrats as we’ve inched closer to finalizing an agreement on President Biden’s Build Back Better plan.
I want to thank all my colleagues, especially our committee chairs, the Speaker, the President and his team for their leadership, diligence, and commitment to getting something done.
The progress of this week affirms what we’ve been saying for months: if we stick together, if we keep working towards a legislative sweet spot, and if we keep our eyes on the ultimate goal of getting something big done for the American people—then we can and will succeed.
We are closer to reaching that goal, and we are going to continue working until the job is done.
In the end, Build Back Better is going to be the greatest investment in the American people, in our economy, and in the fight against climate change that we’ve seen in a long, long time. That is no easy feat, but we remain unshaken in our desire to forge ahead.
Let’s keep going.