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Indivisible Statement on the Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package, Rule on Build Back Better

11/05/2021

Washington, D.C.—Tonight, Indivisible Project National Advocacy Director Mary Small issued the following statement after passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill and the rule on the Build Back Better Act, following a signed agreement from conservative House Democrats pledging to support Build Back Better Act passage following a formal Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score:

“Tonight, Reps. Bowman, Bush, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley, and Tlaib demonstrated enormous political courage in their continued fight to hold the line for passage of the Build Back Better Act. They understand better than anyone what’s at stake with this game-changing package of investments in children and families and our climate. Their votes showed that, unlike the corporate Democrats dead-set on derailing the heart of President Biden’s agenda on behalf of their corporate donors, they know what it means to serve the people they represent. 

“If the White House and Democratic leadership had spent more time today moving the corporate conservative Democrats hell-bent on standing in the way of these critical and massively popular proposals instead of forcing progressives to support a position that puts it all at risk, we might be in a different place.

“Today, progressives again negotiated in good faith and again reiterated their commitment to passing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework alongside the Build Back Better Act. The reason we’re not celebrating a major victory tonight sits squarely with the conservative Democrats who sabotaged progress at every turn. They reminded us again that they work for their corporate donors and not the people they represent. We won’t soon forget.

“This isn’t the outcome we wanted, but the Build Back Better Act is still alive. We are counting on President Biden to follow through on his commitment to deliver the votes needed for final passage in the House and Senate, and on Senator Schumer to put the Build Back Better Act on the Senate floor as soon as it is received from the House.

“With an agreement signed by the obstructionists tonight, the House must work quickly to pass Build Back Better immediately upon receipt of the formal CBO scores, as detailed in the agreement, and no later than the week of November 15th.”

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ABOUT THE INDIVISIBLE PROJECT

The Indivisible Project (501c4) is a social movement non-profit driven by a vision of a real democracy - of, by, and for the people. Indivisible began in 2016 as a viral guide to resisting Trump’s agenda. Today, the Indivisible movement is a network of thousands of local groups and millions of activists across every state. The Indivisible Project drives campaigns for bold progressive policies, lobbies Congress, and equips activists with tools to build lasting progressive power, everywhere. Together, we fight to defeat the rightwing takeover of American government and build an inclusive democracy.