WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation:
“With the House passage of the Build Back Better Act, we are one step closer to delivering President Biden’s agenda and paving the way for transformational change for generations to come. This legislation will help hardworking middle-class families by lowering their taxes and tackling the soaring costs of prescription drugs. It is a once in a generation investment in our children, expanding the Child Tax Credit and making affordable childcare accessible for millions of families in New Jersey and across the country. It will help combat the growing housing crisis and tackle the existential threat of climate change. And it provides long-overdue legal protections for millions of undocumented immigrants that kept the country afloat during the pandemic. Now, the Senate will continue to fight for the broadest immigration relief possible. We cannot fully build back better without protecting the dignity of millions of people who are critical to our long-term economic recovery. This is their home, and it is time for the Senate to help them fulfill their American dream.
“While we still have improvements to make to this bill and need to complete procedural steps in the Senate, I am confident the language of the House-passed Build Back Better Act puts us on the right path to achieve our shared goals. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate to pass this bill and deliver for the people of New Jersey, immigrant communities across the country, and every American who just wants a shot at a better life.”