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U.S. Rep. Marie Newman

U.S. Rep. Marie Newman

Newman touts Biden ‘Build Back Better’ agenda

From staff reports

U.S. Rep. Marie Newman (D-3rd) recently voted to advance President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, which she said will deliver life-changing benefits for working families in Illinois and across the nation.

Newman said the measure “will include overwhelmingly popular initiatives to create more jobs, cut taxes for families and lower health care costs – and do so by making the wealthiest and big corporations pay their fair share. “

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U.S. Rep. Marie Newman (D-3rd)

“The President’s Build Back Better Act represents the greatest progress for Illinois families in 50 years,” the congressman said. “With transformative initiatives like child care, paid leave, tax cuts for families, climate action and more, Congress is taking bold action to invest in our families, our economy and our children’s future. The important step the House took today kicks off the process of crafting this historic legislation, and I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure this bill meets the needs of Third District residents.”

The budget resolution passed by the Senate and approved last month by the House, paves the way for the House to proceed with assembling the Build Back Better Act, Newman said, adding that the legislation is essential to realizing Biden’s vision and meeting the needs of the American people.

The Build Back Better Act will include child care, home health care, paid family and medical leave, free universal pre-K, the Biden Child Tax Credit, workforce development, expanding Medicare benefits, closing the Medicaid coverage gap, addressing the climate crisis, services for veterans and more, Newman claimed.

She added that the legislation will be paid for, in part, “by restoring fairness in the tax system – raising rates on the wealthiest individuals and the biggest corporations, many of whom currently pay little to no federal income tax. Importantly, no one making under $400,000 will see their taxes increase. Instead, many middle class families will benefit from a tax cut in this bill, such as the expanded Biden Child Tax Credit.”

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