Washington, D.C. —Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, a major step toward passing the landmark legislation that will deliver much-needed investments—from universal and free pre-school education and good-paying jobs to immigration relief—to Latino communities across the country.
Latino Victory Project President and CEO Nathalie Rayes issued the following statement.
“We’re one step closer to passing a transformative bill that will improve the lives of millions of people across the country. Latinos, especially working families and children, will benefit immensely from many of the bill’s provisions, including affordable health care access, universal pre-K, Child Tax Credit expansion, and relief for undocumented immigrants. It’s the defining helping hand that our country needs to climb out of the Covid-19 economic crisis and strengthen working families’ economic and social safety net programs.
“President Biden and Democrats in the House proved yet again that they’re getting the job done and fulfilling their promise to Build Back Better by delivering real results. Our country is on the right track with more jobs, a record low unemployment rate, and the new bipartisan infrastructure law that will create even more jobs. Now it’s up to the Senate to maintain the momentum by supporting this bill and passing it as swiftly as possible. We urge the Senate to do right by the American people and take the Build Back Better Act across the finish line.”