December 19, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Statement on Build Back Better Act Status

Oceanside, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) issued the following statement on the status of the Build Back Better Act:

“The Build Back Better Act is the best chance we have to limit the increasingly devastating effects of the climate crisis and protect our planet for our children and grandchildren. With this monumental bill, we could stop fossil fuel companies from polluting our oceans and our air. We could drastically lower greenhouse gas emissions that have put us on a path to a world of widespread food insecurity, worsening public health, and perpetual national security crises. With the Build Back Better Act, we could also make life easier for millions of working families by extending the refundable Child Tax Credit. Lower child care costs, prescription drug costs, and education costs would help Americans everywhere make ends meet. The Build Back Better Act is the best chance we have to improve the quality of life for everyone, and it is incredibly frustrating to have this legislation derailed by one individual, Senator Joe Manchin. While today’s setback is disappointing beyond words, I remain hopeful that we can reach an agreement on many of the policies this bill includes. The future of our people and our planet depends on it.”