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Carson Applauds House Passage of Build Back Better Act

Nov 19, 2021
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman André Carson (D-IN) applauded the House of Representatives’ passage of the Build Back Better Act, a major domestic spending bill at the cornerstone of President Biden’s and congressional Democrats’ agenda. The legislation makes bold investments in child care, paid leave, housing, education, and essential help for working families. 

“Today, the House of Representatives took a bold step towards greater opportunity, progress, and prosperity,” said Congressman Carson. “The Build Back Better Act is a once-in-a-generation investment in Hoosiers, and all Americans. This bill addresses many of the urgent needs of Americans, and helps make our country better prepared to lead the world well into the 21st Century. America is known for achieving big things, and the Build Back Better Act is another great example of the American people’s ability to bring about transformative change. I urge my Senate colleagues to pass this legislation so the President can sign it into law as soon as possible." 

Here are highlights of what The Build Back Better Act achieves:   

Lowers Health Care Costs: negotiating lower drug costs for seniors; halting pharmaceutical companies’ outrageous price hikes above inflation; and expanding the Affordable Care Act to make coverage more affordable for those who buy their own insurance.    

Lowers Child Care & Family Care Costs: expanding the basic promise of free schooling in America for the first time in 100 years with universal pre-school for all 3- and 4-year olds; slashing families’ child care costs; extending the landmark Biden Child Tax Credit; and expanding access to affordable home care for older adults and those with disabilities.    

The Largest Investment to Combat Climate Crisis in History: cutting pollution, reducing energy costs, creating good paying jobs with a transformational investment to ensure America leads the clean energy economy.   

The Build Back Better Act lowers costs and fights inflation because it is fully paid for by finally making big corporations and the wealthiest pay their fair share. No one making under $400,000 will pay a penny more in taxes