Cicilline: Build Back Better is a Once in a Generation Opportunity

Nov 18, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Ahead of the vote on the Build Back Better Act, Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives urging all of his colleagues to support this investment in our nation’s future.

The Congressman’s remarks, as delivered, are below.
“Madam Speaker,
“We’re at a critical crossroads as we work to recover after the health and economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic here at home and around the world.
“As we look to our future, we’re going to Build Back Better. To create an economy that works for every American and all families – that leaves no one behind.
“This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the lives of millions of Americans by reducing costs for everything from prescription drugs to childcare, creating good paying union jobs by addressing the urgency of the climate crisis, and cutting taxes for working families.
“And by making sure that none of these investments add to the deficit by making the wealthiest individuals and largest corporations pay their fair share in taxes.
“I urge all of colleagues to support this investment in our nation’s future.
“And with that, I yield back.”