Scott Statement on House Vote to Advance Build Back Better Agenda

August 24, 2021
Press Release

As originally released by the Committee on Education & Labor

WASHINGTON, DC – House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to advance the Build Back Better Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill.

“The House of Representatives has taken an important step toward delivering on President Biden’s plan to lower costs for families, create good-paying jobs for workers, and invest in the health and well-being of the American people. 

“Today’s vote advances the bipartisan infrastructure bill that will create millions of new jobs while simultaneously unlocking the potential for Congress to make historic investments in our future. It is a step closer to affordable child care, universal pre-K, and more funding to fight child hunger. It is a step closer to better and safer schools, affordable higher education, and high-quality job training that will help rebuild America’s middle class. 

“I look forward to leading the Education and Labor Committee’s effort to deliver these urgently needed investments on behalf of workers and families across the country.”

###