Build Back Better Agenda

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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