Build Back Better Act heads for House floor

The Build Back Better Act is heading for the floor this week, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). “That is our plan to pass the bill the week of November 15,” she said at a news conference during the United Nations Climate Chance Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. The bill would be 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. It will be paid for by ensuring corporations and the wealthiest Americans pay a fairer share of taxes.

The Build Back Better Act’s historic investments include universal preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds; more affordable child care and college; expanded access to free school meals; extending the child tax credit that has cut child poverty in half; and more resources for educator recruitment and retention, HBCUs, other minority-serving institutions, and the E-Rate program. It would also make the single largest investment in affordable housing in U.S. history; extend Medicaid coverage to 4 million more people; strengthen the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); add hearing coverage to Medicare; lower the cost of some prescription drugs; and provide temporary protection and employment authorization for an estimated 7 million undocumented immigrants.

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47 responses to “Build Back Better Act heads for House floor

  1. As more members of the GOP head down the treacherous road to fascism and greed led by the worst ex-president in history, we need to exert whatever pressure can be brought to bear on the Democratic holdouts. Those Dems in name only are just trying to stay relevant, which they already are not. Where’s the DNC telling the traitors they will receive ZERO funds or staff or anything until they straighten up? I’m sick of hearing from and about Manchin and Sinema. I mute the TV whenever they are spouting the pablum they spread. Where are the scorched earth Democratic practices? Even the President is not exerting the kind of pressure that sure be exerted. STOP BEING POLITE. This is, as has been said before, a slow-moving Republican coup. Get on this and get it done! Or we are ALL in trouble.

  2. The republicans did not lift a finger to give Corporate America the big tax cut for them, but fight against giving monies to the workers who keep the corporations in business.

    1. Sir, America is in trouble. Citizens who don’t make $400,000 per year need help in all areas of their lives. Our nation needs an enormous hand in being rebuilt. Please build back better. Thanks

    2. Pay a set number of dollar$ now to upgrade/repair our infrastructure now, or pay MUCH MORE in the near future. Spend $3.00 to add a quart of oil to your vehicles low engine or wait until the engine seizes up and costs thousand$ to repair. Simple logic, common sense and economics.

  3. We’ve been hearing about this for months it seems.
    it’s time to put up or shut up. We the people put our
    representatives there to work for US instead of
    bickering amongst themselves. We need this bill to
    pass for the good of all .

  4. I firmly believe that there are too many multi millionaires in Congress. I believe the should recuse them selves from voting on any bill that funds a tax on the millionaires. These one percenters seem to be making much of their wealth with programs and information that these “public servants” obtain from their position in Congress.

  5. Wake up people , this is NOT a build better thing..the ones that can less afford higher taxes will be hit HARDER then the so called super rich..REMEMBER..NOTHING IS FREE ,SOMEONE HAS TO PAY FOR IT AND THAT SOMEONE IS WE THE PEOPLE..

  6. Taxing the billionaires is good for America! If the top one percent would pay a fair tax the US and our citizens would flourish,there’s no reasoning, so few with so much and so many with so little.Should the people in our Country the working people and the poor suffer as the 1 percent continue to get richer? This only makes good sense and the billionaires should cooperate!!

    1. Dennis , I hope you realize when they tax the rich and the company’s. Then expect the price of everything to go up..because it will ..

    2. Warren Buffet’s secretary pays more in federal taxes than her boss Warren Buffet. GE has paid ZERO federal taxes on their BILLION$ in profit for decades, as have other korporations. STOP THIS KLEPTOCRACY! Tax the rich, or EAT THE RICH!

  7. I am not going to sign this “Build Back Better” petition until I see that free college education (preferably 4 year but if the college loan robber barons can’t do that then at least 2 year) is front and center. The young adults in our country are our most important infrastructure.

  8. The children are are future. We must live a better life for them as we have had. We have to teach them right from wrong! And good values.

  9. When a retired teacher pays taxes at roughly 4 times the 3.4% rate of the 25 richest Americans, it’s time to say, “You, to whom OUR country has given so much, need to support it, bring your fellow Americans into the 21st century, and start to catch up to Europe, Japan, and many less ‘developed’ countries.”

    1. It’s time, finally, to make taxes more equitable. the rich should pay their fair share. What’s being asked is still much less of their salary than for me as a teacher. Where is the justice in that present system. Rich men support rich men and that’s why we’re in this financial mess. Please vote for this legislation to make services and taxes more equitable.

  10. Everything in Build Back Better is affordable, provided we demand that the super-wealthy millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share. It is staggering that we allow them to hold staggering amounts of wealthvwhile 40% of the population is stuck with zero net worth.

  11. It would means so much to the “American Citizens” if congress will just the work we registered voters expect them to do.

    1. What Future??!! A future like Venezuela??!! How do you like our “No New Taxes” promise. In case you didn’t know, “Inflation” is a regressive tax on our population.

      1. Just a thought: Most economists don’t think requiring the rich to pay their fare share has anything to do with inflation. It’s mostly a supply and demand issue, and for nearly 2 years, the supply chain has been severely disrupted. At this point, it will take some time before it’s back to “normal” again, and, just as a return to travel is driving gas prices up to what they were prior to the pandemic, prices for many goods are higher because of short supplies and increased demand.
        “No new taxes” is simplistic, especially when a $2 trillion welfare tax give-away was bestowed upon the richest and multibillion dollar profit corporations-some of which paid zero tax already. These entities need to start supporting the society that has given so much to them, and to start bringing the U. S. into the 21st century, along with Europe, Japan, Canada, most industrialized countries, and many countries with many fewer resources that the U. S. has. And we can afford to do so, if the richest people and corporations start paying into our society at the same rate that middle class Americans do.


      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!

    2. You’ve got that right, as well as requiring the rich to pay their fair share. As I’m sure you’re aware, our war, I mean “defense” budget is (1) more than that of the next 10 countries combined, and (2) roughly the same amount for one single program as every other budgetary program combined.
      One thing that never seems to get mentioned: The Build Back Better plan is stated to cost $1.75 trillion. But that’s over a 10 year period. If we look at the pentagon’s budget over the same period, it’s roughly $7.5 trillion. Now, we’ve got a real comparison.

  12. Ostensibly not the greatest bill, fraught with challenges and cuts and untold implications waiting to be enacted. However, not passing this bill would be disastrous. Passing this bill at this point is highly necessary.

  13. Teachers are leaving the field in droves and something needs to be done to turn this around. Frankly, it is embarrassing to be a teacher in the United States of America when the government doesn’t do anything to improve education. In many Eastern countries of the world, teaching is one of the most coveted careers to have. All other professionals would not exist without some type of teacher helping the student learn the content. It’s time America steps up and puts education first.

    In Colorado, we have complete school districts closing for several days starting this week because there are not enough teachers or substitutes to fill the classrooms. One district has several schools that have to go back to remote learning because they do not have enough teachers to teach the content. The teachers they do have will be doing the work of many teachers, while being remote, with no extra compensation.

    I left my elementary education position in a school district where people have lost their minds. There is very little respect for teachers and people think they can say whatever they want. Some people are filing erroneous child abuse charges on teachers because they are following a public health order to wear masks.

    I have a Masters Degree in Education, $100,000 in personal student loans and my payment is more than half of my monthly paycheck. I don’t qualify for any reduction in payments because of my husband’s job. We also have two sets of twins that are Seniors and Sophomores in high school that will be going to college. We can’t help them pay for college because we are paying my student loans with my preschool teacher wages. Do you know that if I left my professional career that I am highly educated for and went to any fast food/retail store in the metro of Denver that I would start making $3-5 more per hour? When my son got his first job at Walmart last year, we were making the same money per hour. Then he got an increase of $2 more per hour because he was paid Covid pay. My 16 year-old high school student with no experience made more per hour than I did with a masters degree. This is embarrassing for our country and our leaders should be embarrassed that this has been allowed to happen in our great country.

    Do the right thing to get the ball rolling on positive change for teachers. We need help or we will continue to leave. Who will teach the children and provide them a safe, warm, and caring place to be when they are away from home? America is scaring away the best teachers from the field because the teaching profession is not respected.

    Think of the teacher(s) in your life who made the most impact on you and think of the struggles that you may have never known that teacher faced/is facing because the leaders of our country have proven that they don’t care about the teachers for decades. You can be part of the movement that gets the ball rolling by doing the right thing and voting for anything that improves the life and career of all teachers.

  14. Signed and also shared on Facebook and Twitter, please everyone keep contacting your reps to sign this, this is for now and for future generations! thank you.

  15. Future generations need this assistance and deserve it. It’s up to us to make the difference. Make it happen!

    1. Yeah….Future Generations will be paying for this, forever. The Liberal Democrats want to “Bankrupt” our Future Generations. Venezuela, hold our coffee!!!

      1. Considering this is paid for by taxing billionaires’ stocks at similar rates to what you and I have always paid on our wages… yeah, they *should* continue to pay the same taxes we do forever.

        1. You do realize that the billionaires will be getting a tax cut. The only people this bill will hurt is the poor and middle class what with inflation and higher taxes for them. Get out and actually do some research (if Google will allow it), and make an informed opinion. Someone should’ve taken at least Micro and Macro Economics while in school. Just because you may have a four year degree doesn’t make you a smart or wise person.

      2. Please do your homework and read or listen to news sources other than Fox et al or I will have to call your parents.

  16. United States citizens should only be included and school libraries staffed by certified library media specialists are the priority. Then universal preschool and money for renovation or building of schools are needed.

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