Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) issued the following statement on his votes to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and advance the Build Back Better Act:
“Today, the House of Representatives made critical progress on the President’s vision by advancing the most significant legislation for the American people in generations. We are making the single largest investment in climate action in our nation’s history. We are lowering prescription drug and health care costs, providing universal pre-K, improving home care for seniors and those with disabilities, and expanding affordable housing. We are investing in our roads, bridges, broadband, and power grids that are in desperate need of repair. And we are making all of these investments without raising taxes on anyone making more than $400,000. In fact, families with children are receiving a tax cut, as are middle-class families in my district who can once again take advantage of the State and Local Tax deduction.
“I’m also proud these bills include provisions similar to my Stop Child Hunger Act, American Coasts and Oceans Protection Act, and Desalination Development Act to deliver on key local priorities for North County San Diego and South Orange County. The provisions I helped secure will provide 29 million children with nutritious meals over the summer, end dangerous new offshore drilling activity off our coasts, and invest in water desalination so communities like ours have local, drought-proof sources of drinking water.
“With the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the Build Back Better Act, we are delivering life-changing policies for the American people that will pay dividends for generations to come. I am thrilled that President Biden will be signing the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law in the coming days and look forward to the distribution of these crucial resources to our communities.”
See Rep. Levin’s previous statement for more highlights of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Build Back Better Act.