WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) released the following statement on the passage of the Build Back Better Act.
“We just passed the most significant investment in the American people’s quality of life in more than a half-century. The Build Back Better Act means strong climate action, a tax cut for working families and the fix to predatory drug pricing America needs. I’m proud to have cast this vote.
“After months of vibrant debate, House Democrats unified behind the Build Back Better Act. No amount of GOP obstruction or “boratory” could stop us from passing America’s agenda.
“This legislation passes the House at a crucial time. Escalating climate change, deepening inequality, and authoritarian politics are threatening the future of democracy. We are showing democratic government still works for the people.
“Build Back Better marks a victory for government that works for the people. Grassroots advocates worked for decades to build support for everything here—strong climate action, universal pre-K for 3- and 4-year-olds and fair drug pricing.
“Speaker Pelosi and President Biden have worked masterfully to pass Build Back Better with the tightest of margins while the GOP tries to block progress for our people.”