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Rep. Ruben Gallego Statement on Voting to Pass the Build Back Better Act

November 19, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement in response to the House passage of H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act.

Statement from Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07):

“For the 139,000 Arizona children who will gain access to free, high quality preschool, the Build Back Better Act is for them. For the over 400,000 renters in Arizona struggling to pay their lease each month, the Build Back Better Act is for them. For the Arizona family struggling to make ends meet, pay for child care, and put food on the table, the Build Back better Act is for them. And for my constituents, who are living through longer and hotter stretches of extreme heat with every passing year due to climate change, the Build Back Better Act is for them.

“Working families have been forced to sit on the economic sidelines for years while our nation’s wealthiest reaped the benefits of tax cuts and loopholes. The Build Back Better Act is the solution to reversing this trend of top-down economics.

“I am extremely proud to have joined my colleagues in the House to pass the Build Back Better Act. This vote is a monumental step in delivering for families the much-needed relief President Biden and Democrats in Congress promised to bring. As the Build Back Better Act now heads to the Senate, I will do everything in my power to get this bill signed in to law.”

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Rep. Ruben Gallego is a Marine Corps combat veteran who served in Iraq. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Natural Resources Committee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.