House Passes the Build Back Better Act

The House has passed the $1.75tn Build Back Better plan after months of negotiations.

The House ended up voting 220 to 213 despite being stalled by an 8-hour speech from House minority leader Kevin McCarthy.

“This bill is monumental. It’s historic, it’s transformative, it’s bigger than anything we’ve ever done. We have so much agreement within the bill. The biggest hurdle was to get the bill there. The biggest challenge was to meet the vision of President Biden,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The Build Back Better Act will now be moved to the Senate and would be finally signed by President Joe Biden. 

According to the Biden administration, the Build Back Better act will lower the costs of prescriptions drugs, child care, elder care, health care, and housing, and would improve access to education for millions of Americans. 

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