Build Back Better Agenda

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during the House's vote to pass the Build Back Better Act, in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, November 19, 2021. (Getty/Jim Watson/AFP)

STATEMENT: Passage of Historic, Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Proves President Biden Can Bring People Together to Find Common Ground

Washington, D.C. – On Friday, November 5, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. In response, Patrick Gaspard, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement:

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A Clean Power Grid Is a Reliable Power Grid Article
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A Clean Power Grid Is a Reliable Power Grid

Decarbonizing the power sector through targeted clean energy investments will help to ensure the reliability of the U.S. electricity grid for years to come.

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Build Back American Article
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The investment plan outlined in President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda would help to revitalize domestic manufacturing and ensure that clean energy supply chains are not dependent on China.

Why Immigration Relief Matters Article
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Why Immigration Relief Matters

Undocumented immigrants make significant economic contributions and are integral members of communities across the United States; immigration relief is necessary to continue growing the economy and strengthening communities nationwide, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Build Back Better Act Substantially Expands Child Care Assistance Article
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The Build Back Better Act Substantially Expands Child Care Assistance

The Build Back Better Act ensures child care assistance for 16 times as many young children as under current law, and in some states, it would help state child care agencies reach more than 25 times as many children and their families.

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Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Injustice

Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Injustice

Climate action that meets the crisis’ urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage

Restoring Social Trust in Democracy

Restoring Social Trust in Democracy

Democracy is under attack at home and abroad. We must take swift action to ensure it is accessible to all, accountable, and can serve as a force of good.

Strengthening Health and Ending the Pandemic

Strengthening Health and Ending the Pandemic

CAP works to strengthen public health systems, respond to COVID-19 in equitable and sustainable ways, and improve health care coverage, access and affordability.

Building an Economy for All

Building an Economy for All

Economic growth must be built on the foundation of a strong and secure middle class so that all Americans, not just those at the top, benefit from growth.

Advancing Racial Equity and Justice

Advancing Racial Equity and Justice

CAP applies a racial equity lens in developing and advancing policies that root out deeply entrenched systemic racism to ensure everyone has an opportunity to thrive.

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