Durbin Statement on House Passage of Build Back Better Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act:

“In the wake of this pandemic, and in the face of a climate crisis, we must build an economy that puts the needs of people, and our planet, above all else. From helping working mothers feed their kids, to funding education and other innovations that will shape the world those kids grow up in, now is the time to Build Back Better. We also have a chance to give millions of immigrants a brighter future in the country they call home. I am glad the House took this important step today.”

The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration.