DMO Statement on President Biden’s Build Back Better Framework
President Biden is fulfilling the promise that brought Democrats to the voting booth in 2020 – a legislative agenda that puts hard-working Americans first.
Democrats are going to bat for the middle class by instituting two years of free preschool for more than six million children, limiting childcare costs to less than 7% of a family’s income, expanding Medicare for aging Americans, and building on the successes of the Affordable Care Act. In addition to these programs is a historic tax cut for tens of millions of middle-class workers, and an extension of the Child Tax Credit for 39 million families.
President Biden’s Build Back Better framework features the largest effort in history to combat climate change, ensuring that we reduce greenhouse gas emissions between 50 and 52 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2030. These landmark investments will be paid for responsibly, by making sure that the wealthiest people and businesses contribute their fair share of taxes.
Partnered with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, this historic legislative framework will help towns and cities rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, creating millions of good-paying jobs to kickstart local economies and improving the quality of life for children and families.
At-Large Council Member, Philadelphia, PA
President, Democratic Municipal Officials