What They’re Reading: President Biden’s Historic Build Back Better Framework Will Grow the Middle Class
October 29, 2021
|From Indiana to Florida, Americans are picking up their local news this morning and reading about how President Biden is delivering on his promises to working people with the Build Back Better Framework. As local reports note, President Biden’s Build Back Better Framework will lower costs for working families, help people get back to work, and grow the economy. Together with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, President Biden’s agenda will rebuild the middle class and reward work, not wealth, so that everyone can get ahead.|
Here’s a look at what else voters in states across the country are reading about how the Build Back Better Framework will deliver for American families:
In Wisconsin: Spectrum News: ‘What it contains is transformative’: Lawmakers praise the rollout of the Build Back Better Framework
Wisconsin Democrats said the state stands to greatly benefit from the programs included in President Joe Biden’s revised Build Back Better Plan which the president announced Thursday.
“These programs are really needed to help working families get ahead and that’s something, with all the new jobs that will be created; it’s something that is really critical,” said Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin.
“We met with the President first thing this morning; he delivered a very impassioned speech about the necessity of moving forward with this agenda,” said Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse. “I can’t tell you how many times we had infrastructure week here in Washington over the last 4.5 years, and it went nowhere. And now we’re on the cusp of passing the largest infrastructure reinvestment in America, in our lifetime.”
In North Carolina: News & Observer: What’s in Biden’s compromise spending plan, and how will it affect North Carolina?
In states like North Carolina which have not expanded Medicaid to more low-income people, the White House said the compromise plan would make millions of those people eligible for tax credits to pay premiums on Affordable Care Act health insurance plans.
The White House said it will not raise taxes on small business or anyone making less than $400,000 per year. In a statement, the White House said Biden “is confident this is a framework that can pass both houses of Congress.”
“In North Carolina, President Biden’s Build Back Better framework will deliver on issues critical to the future of our state, including expanding access to affordable, high quality child care, providing support for HBCUs, and closing the Medicaid coverage gap,” said Bobbie Richardson, chairwoman of the North Carolina Democratic Party, in a statement.
In Pennsylvania: WILK-AM: Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti talks Build Back Better on WILK’s Morning News
“It is still an enormously transformative bill, it invests in the type of things that we need…We’ve got to be investing in the next 100 years, not just 100 days or even the next 10 years. This is the type of bill that gets us on our way to do that from the climate resilience pieces to investing in things like universal pre-K.”
In Arizona: Arizona Republic: Why we’re Republicans who support the infrastructure bill and budget reconciliation
The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and $1.75 trillion companion reconciliation bill being debated in Congress would fix potholes in the largest sense possible. They would fund nonpartisan priorities such as better roads and bridges, clean water, clean energy, support for electric vehicles, energy efficiency, a more robust electric grid and more.
While we were elected in nonpartisan elections, we’re both proud to be Republicans. We believe in fiscal responsibility and government accountability, and the bills in Congress fall in line with our ethos. Washington should support responsible investments that boost local communities.