Congressman Kim Votes to Pass Build Back Better Act Through the House to Create Jobs and Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) voted to pass the Build Back Better Act, a bill that would lower everyday costs for working families, create jobs, cut taxes, lower healthcare costs, confront climate change, and secure a brighter future for our children.
“We need to urgently get Americans back to work to ensure a strong economy. Today’s vote is a culmination of years of work to pass meaningful, job creating, economy boosting, transformational legislation that will help every American,” said Congressman Kim. “By passing the Build Back Better Act, we’re one step closer to getting Americans back to work, lowering the cost of prescription drugs including capping drug costs for Americans on Medicare at $2,000 per year, and investing in working families and future generations. I hope this important piece of legislation passes the Senate and moves swiftly to the President’s desk for his signature.”
A full fact sheet about provisions in the Build Back Better Act can be found by clicking here.
The bill would create millions of good paying jobs each year in new and emerging technologies, manufacturing, the clean energy economy, and many more essential industries. The bill also saves families time and money by helping with child and family care costs so parents can get back to work.
The Build Back Better Act would finally allow Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices, add hearing coverage under Medicare—including hearing aids for millions of seniors—and ensure Americans with diabetes don’t pay more than $35 per month for their insulin. The bill includes Congressman Kim’s Capping Drug Costs for Seniors Act, which would limit prescription drug costs for seniors by, for the first time ever, creating a $2,000 per year out-of-pocket maximum for Americans on Medicare.
The Build Back Better Act accompanies the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that Congressman Kim voted for, which was signed into law on November 15, 2021. Combined, the two bills will create millions of good paying jobs.
Congressman Kim is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Committee on Small Business. More information about Congressman Kim can be found on his website by clicking here.