Less than one week after President Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal into law, the U.S. House passed President Biden’s Build Back Better Act, moving the bill one step closer to becoming law.
The Build Back Better Act currently moving through Congress boasts an array of historic investments into child care, home care, affordable housing, education, health care and addresses climate change.
- In North Carolina, the Build Back Better Act will expand access to child care for young children and ensure these families pay no more than seven percent of their income on high-quality child care. The bill will also expand access to free, high-quality preschool to children across the state.
- The legislation will reduce housing costs and expand housing options for 632,000 renters in North Carolina who are rent burdened.
- The Build Back Better legislation is also the best opportunity to close the Medicaid gap — expanding access to health care coverage and lowering prescription costs for North Carolinians.
- Build Back Better Act extends tax cuts for hardworking families and low-wage workers, and continues the child tax credit that has helped North Carolina families pay for bills, food and other necessities during COVID-19.
This year, Americans have witnessed Democrats deliver on the promises they made. President Biden and Democrats passed the American Rescue Plan, putting money in pockets and funding COVID-19 relief for communities. In a bipartisan victory, they’ve delivered a once-in-a-generation investment into the nation’s roads, broadband, utilities and more.
And this month, with the Build Back Better Act moving to the Senate, Democrats are once again delivering for working families in North Carolina and across the country.