Legislative Alert

Letter Supporting Passage of Once-in-a-Generation Investment in Jobs and Our Communities

Dear Representative: 

The House of Representatives has a historic opportunity to improve the lives of millions of working families across America. Today you will have the chance to vote for two bills that will provide once in a generation investments in jobs and in our communities: the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376) and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684). There is no further time for delay. We urge you to vote for both of these transformational bills. 

The Build Back Better Act will provide child care and elder care for millions of families, universal preschool, clean energy jobs, expanded health care and paid leave, tax fairness and support for worker union organizing. It will also provide meaningful protections for immigrants and policies to curb the excessive cost of prescription drugs. 

The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) will provide critical funding to rebuild roads and bridges and modernize airports, rail and public transit systems. It will deliver clean drinking water and broadband to every family across the country and help us tackle the climate crisis by electrifying school buses, building electric vehicle charging stations and upgrading our electric power grid. 

Together these two bills, forged by President Biden and long sought after by the labor movement, will create millions of good jobs and enable more people to reach their full potential and share in the nation’s economic growth. 

We urge you to vote in favor of both bills. 

William Samuel 
Director, Government Affairs