Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement after the House passed President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation:
“The House has taken an important step to advance President Biden’s Build Back Better plan that will dramatically lower costs and cut taxes for middle-class families, and fight the climate crisis while creating good-paying jobs. This legislation makes long-term investments to combat climate change and in affordable housing, lowers the cost of child care, and provides universal pre-K for families and cheaper prescription drugs for millions of seniors. The Build Back Better Act will support the American people at every stage of their life and help small businesses grow and stay competitive for decades to come.
“As soon as the necessary technical and procedural work with the Senate Parliamentarian has been completed, the Senate will take up this legislation. We will act as quickly as possible to get this bill to President Biden’s desk and deliver help for middle-class families.”