Langevin Statement on the House Vote to Advance Build Back Better Agenda

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, released a statement following House adoption of S. Con. Res. 14, which will begin the budget reconciliation process to advance a $3.5 trillion bill to invest in American workers:

“The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the deep cracks that have always existed in our care economy, and today, House Democrats have taken an important step in closing the gap and lifting up America’s working families. By advancing this budget resolution and creating a path forward for President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, we are making good on our promise to the American people that help is here.

“We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity before us to make transformative investments in common-sense policies that are widely supported by American families: community-based and at-home health care, universal Pre-K, paid family leave, hearing, vision, and dental coverage for Medicare recipients, the expanded Child Tax Credit, and so much more.

“I’m excited about what this bill will mean for Rhode Islanders, and I look forward to returning to Washington in September to pass this legislation and the bipartisan infrastructure bill for the American people.”

The 2022 budget resolution provides reconciliation instructions to 13 House and 12 Senate committees to advance Democrats’ plan to Build Back Better. It instructs these committees to report legislation consistent with these budgetary targets to the Budget Committee by September 15. The Budget Committee will then combine the legislation and prepare it for floor consideration.