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Building Back Better

In November, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act. It is a landmark piece of legislation that, among other things, will bring down costs for us and our families — costs like childcare, eldercare, education, utilities and prescription drugs. 

Now, it’s time for the Senate to step up and pass the Build Back Better Act before the end of the year so women can start 2022 with the support they need to provide for themselves and their families. 

Never forget your voice and your vote are powerful — especially when we come together as the supermajority voting bloc that we are. The Senate works for us, the voters, and it is critical that your senators hear from YOU so that we can realize the Majority Rules.

Here's what the Build Back Better Act will do:

  • Bring down the cost of child care significantly, ensuring no working or middle class family has to pay more than 7 percent of their income on child care;
  • Provide universal pre-k for kids age three and up to get parents — particularly moms — back to work;
  • Make medical and home health care more affordable;
  • Extend the child tax credit; and
  • Perhaps most promising, the House bill will ensure four weeks of paid family leave.

The Senate needs to act to pass Build Back Better now, without big changes to what the House already passed. Women can’t wait another year to get the much-needed support this bill provides. A potential Covid-19 surge coinciding with winter holidays and a new Covid-19 variant, rising costs for everyday essentials, and a number of other congressional priorities threaten to keep Build Back Better from passing if the Senate delays.