New Jersey Working Families lauds House passage of Biden Build Back Better Act, recognizes advocates contributions
New Jersey Working Families State Director Sue Altman released the following statement in reaction to the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of President Biden’s Build Back Better Act:
The U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of President Biden’s Build Back Better Act represents a landmark moment in building a fairer and more sustainable economy for working families across our state and nation.
The legislation would invest nearly $2 trillion in creating good-paying jobs, fighting climate change, expanding access to clean energy, cutting child poverty, expanding health care access and reducing the cost of prescription drugs for our seniors.
These vital investments would not have been possible without the sustained work of dedicated advocates who ceaselessly highlighted the importance of a transformative piece of legislation to put the people — rather than politically connected corporations — first.
We would like to thank every Democratic member of New Jersey’s congressional delegation for voting to pass this critical legislation. Though we had hard-fought differences, in the end we rallied behind President Biden’s vision of a stronger nation by investing in families, workers and people of color.
Though this bill isn’t perfect, it represents a major step forward in the fight for justice, and we call on the Senate to quickly pass the Build Back Better Act and send it to the president for his signature.