Rep. Bowman Statement on Passage of Build Back Better Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jamaal Bowman (NY-16) voted for and the House passed President Biden’s Build Back Better Act delivering nearly $2 trillion in critical resources to the people.
“I have remained steadfast in my commitment to the people and am proud to have the Build Back Better Act pass out of the House,” said Congressman Jamaal Bowman. “For months now, I’ve met with community members, organizers, and local leaders to hear about the changes they need the most in terms of housing, child care, healthcare, immigration, education and climate. In my twenty years as an educator working with families throughout New York, I’ve also seen firsthand the intersectionality of the crises people experience day in and day out. Today, Congress finally took the first step in implementing a plan to address the nation’s most pressing issues and improve life for the people.”
“Build Back Better is going to transform generations of lives in New York’s 16th Congressional District and communities throughout the nation. People have been unable to take time off of work to care for their family and are suffering with poor housing conditions, inadequate and expensive healthcare, lack of access to pre-K and child care programs, dealing with increased violence, and so much more. People living in America need tangible solutions to the obstacles they face on a daily basis. Those solutions and visions of hope can begin to be realized with the Build Back Better Act.”
“I am hopeful that the Senate will pass the bill without stripping critical investments before sending it to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. Once law, billions of dollars will flow into our communities so that Democrats can deliver on the promises we ran on. This is a historic moment to effect real change in how we raise our youth, how we care for our neighbors, and how we heal the planet. I’m proud to have made the case to my colleagues that passage of the Build Back Better Act was critical, and I will ensure funds distributed in my district deliver the most change to transform our communities.”