November 19, 2021

Van Hollen Applauds House Passage of Build Back Better Act to Create Jobs and Cut Everyday Costs for Marylanders

Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) released the following statement applauding the House passage of the Build Back Better Act: 

“For too long, Americans have struggled to get ahead in an economy that puts wealthy, powerful special interests first and everyday people last. From the daunting price of child care, to the burden of expensive prescription drugs, to the costs of health care and so much else, Americans are being financially squeezed. It is time to cut costs and expand opportunities for good-paying jobs so we can ensure more shared prosperity. And it’s time to unleash the power and ingenuity of American innovation and workers to move to a clean energy economy to tackle the climate crisis. This initiative will achieve those goals. It will open the doors of opportunity with universal early education, grow good-paying jobs, reduce costs for households, and cut taxes for working families — and it will be fully paid for by closing tax loopholes exploited by multinational corporations and the super wealthy.

“The passage of this legislation by the House of Representatives today is a big step forward in our work to deliver on our promises to bring more prosperity and opportunity directly to the American people, and I’m committed to working with my Senate colleagues to ensure we finish the job.”