Louisiana lawmakers react to the passing of the Build Back Better bill in the House

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Louisiana lawmakers are sounding off after the Build Back Better bill passed in the House on Friday morning. The legislation was approved on a 220-213 vote to confront climate change, affordable housing programs, and to help Americans bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic.

The bill will now head to the Senate.

Congressman Garrett Graves:

“This legislation is going to result in us paying more to heat and cool our homes, cost more to refuel our cars, and cause job losses in Louisiana. It will defund hurricane protection and coastal restoration. Instead, we’re going to drive up the deficit and give a tax break to millionaires and billionaires. These are tradeoffs I am not willing to accept and neither should you.

Senator Bill Cassidy:

“This reckless tax-and-spending spree is going to further ignite inflation and torch Americans’ savings. It is more focused on cementing their unpopular agenda than helping American families,” said Dr. Cassidy. “It is a Bad Bad Bad bill.”

Senator Cassidy says he will vote against the Build Back Better bill in the Senate.

Congressman Troy Carter

“President Biden’s Build Back Better Act will reshape the American story for the better,” said Congressman Carter. “This bill aligns our nation’s budget with our values, finally investing in the well-being of working families and in solutions to the big issues America faces today. From affordable healthcare, to childcare, to housing, to tackling the climate crisis, each one of these dozens of policies individually is historic. Together, they are life-changing.”

“I am proud that House Democrats debated, compromised and worked together to ultimately support this bill. Passage of Build Back Better less than two weeks after the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act shows that Democrats continue to deliver results for the American people. Lowering costs, cheaper insulin, and universal preschool shouldn’t be partisan, but House Republicans all decided to put politics over people. It has been a tough time recently for Louisiana and the entire country. However, with Build Back Better on the horizon, I’m confident that there are brighter days ahead. Now, the Senate must finish the job and act swiftly to pass this critical legislation.”

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