News from Progress Michigan

November 19, 2021

Contact: Lonnie Scott,

Progress Michigan Applauds House Passage of Build Back Better Act, Urges Senate to Act

President Biden’s agenda will make life better for working families

MICHIGAN – Following news that the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Build Back Better Act, Progress Michigan is celebrating this step forward and urging the Senate to do their part for working families and pass the bill. The following statement can be attributed to Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan:

“The Build Back Better Act is an historic piece of legislation that will transform our country, improving the lives of people in Michigan and across the country. This bill will put us on a path to a faster recovery. President Biden recognizes that many of our most pressing issues predate COVID-19 and we can do much better than ‘back to normal’ for working families. From a historic investment in climate justice to affordable childcare to guaranteed paid leave, this bill will take several important steps toward creating an America that works for all of us, not just the wealthy few. I applaud the House for passing this landmark bill, with special thanks to the Congressional Progressive Caucus for their never-ending fight to make sure many important pieces of the Biden agenda were included. Now, the Senate must swiftly take up and pass the bill, without sacrificing the pieces that will make a difference for working people.”