WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House of Representatives made history today by passing President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. We are on the brink of completing the most transformative investment in families, children and caregiving in generations, with universal and free preschool for all 3-and 4-year olds, four weeks of paid and medical leave, and the largest investment in child care in the nation’s history.
The bill provides home health care for older Americans and people with disabilities, reduces prescription drug costs and strengthens the Affordable Care Act. And the measure finally puts the full weight of the federal government behind combatting climate change.
NOW will continue working to make Build Back Better, even better. There is no doubt that today is a day for celebration and determination to build on this victory and complete the task of turning the focus of our government to the needs of families, women and children.
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the nation’s leading membership-based advocacy group dedicated to defending women’s rights, advancing equality, and combating injustice in all aspects of social, political, and economic life. Through educating, mobilizing, and convening a vast network of grassroots activists across the country, NOW advocates for national, state, and local policies that promote an anti-racist and intersectional feminist agenda. Since its founding in 1966, NOW has been on the frontlines of nearly every major advancement for women’s rights and continues to champion progressive values today. More about NOW’s efforts and resources is available at NOW.org.