August 24, 2021
Today’s Vote Charts Pathway to Pass the Build Back Better Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
Congressman Jason Crow (CO-06) helped take the first step toward passing a once-in-a-generation investment for the American people and communities. Crow voted to pass H.Res. 601, which is a procedural motion to begin the process to pass the $3.5 trillion Budget Reconciliation package (the “Build Back Better Plan”) and the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (H.R. 3684) later this fall.
The Aug, 24th resolution will get the ball rolling for 13 House and 12 Senate committees to begin designing the Budget Reconciliation Package. That $3.5 trillion package is set to deliver transformative change for American families including: child care, home health care, paid family and medical leave, free universal pre-K, ongoing Child Tax Credit payments, workforce development, expanded Medicare benefits, closing the Medicaid coverage gap, addressing the climate crisis, and more.
See more information on that package and the process by which it will pass here.
“Coloradans have seen firsthand how our infrastructure has failed to keep up with our rapid growth and the strains that puts on the Denver area. Today’s vote will lay the groundwork to pass major investments in our community. As we rebuild our roads, bridges, and water infrastructure for the 21st century, we’re going to support hardworking families and tackle our climate goals while we do it. I look forward to working with my colleagues as we make once-in-a-generation investments that will improve life for every Coloradan,” said Congressman Jason Crow.
The House and Senate must write the reconciliation infrastructure package by September 15th. The resolution passed today also sets a deadline for the House to consider the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal by September 27th.
S.Con.Res. 14, the procedural resolution that was passed is supported by key labor unions, including SEIU, AFL-CIO, and the National Education Association.