FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 28, 2021
Contact: Jonathon Dworkin, 202-660-1340 x5
NewDEAL Statement on Build Back Better Framework Announcement
CEO Debbie Cox Bultan applauds President Biden announcement on legislation that would deliver for state and local leaders and the people they represent
Washington, D.C. – NewDEAL released the following statement from CEO Debbie Cox Bultan in response to the announcement by President Biden of an agreed framework for Build Back Better legislation:
“The Build Back Better framework announced by President Biden today represents a historic opportunity to address some of our country’s biggest challenges and inequities. I urge members of Congress to pass legislation based on this framework.
“The pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated shortcomings in our social safety net. State and local leaders fighting for more equitable access to critical needs will be especially grateful for an infusion of federal support for affordable health care, early education, and economic opportunity for all Americans.
“Furthermore, after years of being on their own in responding to a dangerously warming climate, NewDEAL Leaders are thrilled to see that the framework includes unprecedented resources for a clean energy future and advances key initiatives they have pursued in areas like electric vehicles and renewable power.
“This legislation also sets the stage for passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill approved by the Senate, which will invest in major projects and priorities that state and local officials have long sought to achieve in their communities, including improved public transit and expanded broadband access.
“Together, the proposals now before Congress will build on the pandemic recovery successes we are already seeing with the American Rescue Plan. They confirm an extraordinary commitment by the Biden Administration to the priorities that state and local leaders are pursuing on the frontlines as they respond to economic, public health, and climate challenges.
“We look forward to the incredible opportunity to continue to work with the Biden Administration, Congressional Democrats, and NewDEAL Leaders around the country to implement this agenda.”