Washington, D.C. – Liz Fairchild, Executive Director of Business Forward, issued a statement in response to the Biden-Harris Administration’s Build Back Better framework announced today:
“I applaud the Build Back Better framework released this morning. The hard-earned agreement calls for $1.75 trillion to make historic investments in combating climate change, strengthening our caregiving infrastructure, expanding affordable health care, and creating millions of good jobs — all while cutting costs and taxes for the middle class.
Just days before President Biden heads to Glasgow for COP26, this morning’s announcement allocates $555 billion to build a 21st century clean energy economy, the country’s largest ever investment in climate action.
The framework’s investments are fully paid for with nearly $2 trillion in revenue-raising proposals, including closing the tax gap and ensuring the country’s largest corporations contribute their fair share. I encourage Congress to move forward with the Build Back Better framework — along with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — as soon as possible.”
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