Progress Florida & Florida Watch Statements on the U.S. House Passing the Build Back Better Act

Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, advancing President Joe Biden’s agenda for working class Americans to the Senate.

In response, Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo and Florida Watch Executive Director Josh Weierbach issued the following statements:

“Today’s action by House Democrats is a historic step forward for the American people,” said Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo. “Once again, President Joe Biden continues to deliver on his promises to improve the lives of working and middle class Americans, while ensuring that it will be paid for by the wealthiest individuals and corporations. These investments in child and elder care, affordable housing, and the expansion of the child tax credit will be massively important to millions of Floridians and represent Democrats’ commitment to Build Back Better by improving the lives of working families.”

“The Build Back Better Act is a once-in-a-generation piece of legislation that delivers for the American people,” said Florida Watch Executive Director Josh Weierbach. “Here in Florida, funding to combat the climate crisis, expanding access to health care, and investing in workforce training will help put our state on a path to a brighter future. Thank you to President Biden, Representative Stephanie Murphy, and all the House Democrats who stepped up to move forward on this vital legislation for our nation.”