Updated Build Back Better framework unveiled

President Biden visited Capitol Hill on Oct. 28 and unveiled an updated framework aimed at uniting the Democratic caucus, introduced in Congress as the Build Back Better Act. The bill includes universal preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds; makes child care and college more affordable; expands access to free school meals; extends the tax credit that has cut child poverty in half; and provides additional resources for educator recruitment and retention, HBCUs and minority serving institutions, and the E-Rate program to keep students connected digitally at home. It also makes the single largest investment in affordable housing in U.S. history, extends Medicaid coverage to an additional 4 million people, expands Medicare to cover hearing expenses, and proposes a $100 million investment in immigration reform to make the system more just and humane. All of this will be paid for by ensuring big corporations and millionaires and billionaires pay a fairer share of taxes.

Overall, the Build Back Better Act is the biggest investment in the American people, the backbone of our nation’s infrastructure, since the 1960s—a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make a real difference in the daily lives of students, educators, and families. What’s next? House and Senate Democrats are rushing to finalize the bill and nail down a final agreement for passage. NEA President Becky Pringle called on Congress to pass the bill swiftly. The bill could be voted on as early as this week.

Email your senators and representative and urge them to pass the Build Back Better Act.

36 responses to “Updated Build Back Better framework unveiled

  1. We are proud of what the Democrats and President Biden are doing for the American People. The bills on the table need to be passed. These bills will help bring the infrastructure of our country up to the same standards of other countries. It will replace the lead pipes; decaying roads, freeways, bridges, rivers, lakes, hospitals, schools, and low income families home. The free childcare; expanded Medicaid and expanded Medicare will help a lot of Americans have affordable medical coverage; family paid leave and free college. All of the bills written by the Democrats in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives will help all Americans. The taxes on the richest Americans and richest Corporations in America will pay for the proposed bills!

  2. Corporate shills Manchin and Sinema have been playing bait-and-switch with this bill and so many others that Democrats ran on in 2020 such as raising the minimum wage that those two saboteurs are likely to ruin the Democrats’ prospects in 2022 and 2024. They are on course to do their dirty work and thus please their corporate megadonors by cunningly playing along with the McConnell-McCarthy game plan of “100% effort to block the Biden agenda” (quote from court-packer Mitch) and thus do a replay in 2022 of demoralizing Democratic constituencies with empty promises, much as the Obama administration did in 2009-2010, leading to the GOP Tea Party takeover of Congress in the 2010 election.

  3. We all, especially the wealthy and politicians, should try to put ourselves in the place of those who need all this help. It is the humane thing to do.

    1. Heaven help us all, particularly our christian/evangelical brothers and sisters capable of
      acknowledging that “all souls are valued by God and warrant justice!”

  4. Have you ever seen two people with more substantial deer in the headlights look? Two clueless, over-aged, well worn politicians, on their way out to pasture.


      August 6, 2019
      Dear Americans,

      Ring around the polls
      Republicans on their toes
      Much to disclose
      Really foes
      Time to expose…..
      (published Dec. 1992)

      I thank the Democrats for all they have done, over the 76 years of my life.
      We need to speak to the people about Republican hindrance and how they have
      effected our countries progress and hurt most of our citizens. Starting with,
      President Obama, we need to inform our citizens; how the Republicans refused to pass Democratic legislation, spell out HOW it affected the country and “we citizens.” Every time a congressman or congresswomen speak, have at least 1 example. Unstable 45 should be exposed.. The robber barons have been the Democratic down fall. They are the real enemies!
      Our Governments self-serving bureaucracy
      Corporate greed/lack of responsibility
      Peoples’ prejudice/loss of integrity
      Organized religion, the medical community
      Scores more, ripping-off humanity
      America! The land of the free!?
      We need to get coverage on local News channels. Even the fox brainwashed,
      watch the local News.
      Save our Country from crimes against all Americans and the Constitution.
      Continue to fight.
      Especially the police racist policies. Name the Democratic bills that are being pigeonholed!

  5. Two democrats and all the republicans will not support helping the middle class and the poor. Disgusting that not one republican cares about the people of this country and the planet more than they care about getting reelected. So don’t blame the democrats or president Biden.

    1. Take off the “Blinders”. Obviously you fell asleep during history class while in school. Socialized medicine is RATIONED HEALTH CARE!!!!!!

  6. To honestly help the future of Americans we NEED smaller class sizes. We cannot teach and help struggling students when we have classrooms packed to the gills with so many different ability levels. I teach kindergarten. My littles need my help and all of our help more now then ever. Please consider helping with funding and resources to help us help our students. We want to teach. We want the kiddos to succeed. We need your help

  7. I am so disheartened. I had so much hope in President Biden. If this administration is going to act like the last administration, what hope do we have? I’ve done interviews and podcasts about prescription costs for the retired and anyone on insulin and people keep dying because they can’t afford it. What has happened to my country?

    1. I am frustrated the bill has been watered down substantially!! And I am frustrated by the Biden Administration, and of course, disgusted by the GOP & so-called Centrist (AKA Corporate shill) Democrats.

    2. JoeBama said there will be no new taxes. How do you like the inflation rate? Do you like spending more for the things you need to survive in this world? Everything has gone way up over the past 10 months. Everything Sleepy Joe ran on, the opposite is happening. How do you like “Tear Down Better”?

  8. Thank you for the work you do for Colorado. I am praying hard the American People’s voice will be heard and every Democrate will push this bill through. We are running out if time for these issues especially our Democracy.

  9. It is time to think of your constituents instead of thinking about yourselves and the possibility of losing control. Why must you keep making the Dems bad guys when all they are trying to do is help people … the people you represent. Your behavior is beyond the pale and all of you should be ashamed to call yourselves servants of the people. You can’t serve two masters and if you ever read the Bible you would know that!!

  10. We have to do everything possible to ensure our students have the ability to get a good education. If we do not, we will be living in a Republican dystopia. Please pass this, as well as every other Democrat-sponsored bill that comes across your desk!

  11. President Biden deserves you support to improve women’s and children’s lives.

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