Build Back Better Act Will Boost Connecticut

President Joe Biden’s roughly $1.8 trillion Build Back Better Act represents what AFSCME President Lee Saunders describes as a “sea change moment” that will prioritize the needs of working families.

The Build Back Better Act will help working people. It will create jobs, lower costs and protect our rights in the workplace

Build Back Better would fund health care, education, climate change and other initiatives that put people’s basic needs first.

Together with a $1.2 trillion package to rebuild roads, bridges, and water systems and more, which would create millions of middle-class union jobs, the Build Back Better deal represents a generational investment in human and physical infrastructure.

Here are a few things in the bill that will help working people:

  • Creation of hundreds of thousands of good-paying union jobs in the green economy.
  • Removal of tax breaks for corporations offshoring jobs.
  • A guarantee workers get paid family and medical leave.

Build Back Better will positively impact Connecticut, too. It will bring down costs that have held back families in Connecticut for decades by cutting taxes and making child care, home care, education, health care, and housing more affordable. And, it will create good-paying jobs for state residents.

Click here for a fact sheet on how Build Back Better will help Connecticut.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed Build Back Better in November. It now awaits approval in the U.S. Senate. 

“Working people have waited long enough. The Senate must do its job for the American people and pass the Build Back Better Act as soon as possible,” Saunders said.

You can add your name in support of the Build Back Better Act here.