12.19.21

Murray Statement on Build Back Better Legislation

Murray: “Joe Manchin might have woken up today and decided his job changed, but I know exactly what mine is: fighting for Washington state workers and families. So my fight for Build Back Better, and all it would do to help our state and country, will not stop until it’s on the President’s desk.”

 

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement in response to Senator Joe Manchin’s comments on the Build Back Better legislation.

 

“Our kids and parents, and every American—the nurses, clerks, bus drivers, teachers, and more—work so hard for this country. They have been so stressed for so long and they deserve to have us fighting for them just as hard.

 

“That’s what Build Back Better is about: lowering working families’ costs for child care and health care, and creating more good jobs and a hopeful future by taking action on the climate crisis. Build Back Better represents necessities most families have gone way too long without. I will continue to make clear to Senator Manchin and whoever else needs to know: the legislation is fully paid for, and by passing it, we would help families deal with inflation by lowering their costs. We would strengthen our economy now and for the long term.

 

“I am proud of what Democrats have accomplished so far this year to get shots in arms, kids back in school safely, and help local economies and small business stay afloat. We have much more work ahead of us, and as I’ve said before, one man shouldn’t get to stand in the way. Joe Manchin might have woken up today and decided his job changed, but I know exactly what mine is: fighting for Washington state workers and families. So my fight for Build Back Better, and all it would do to help our state and country, will not stop until it’s on the President’s desk.”

 

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