MoveOn Executive Director Rahna Epting Statement on the House Infrastructure Vote
Following House passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the vote to advance the Build Back Better Act, MoveOn Executive Director Rahna Epting issued the following statement:
“MoveOn thanks all of the U.S. House progressives and their deep commitment to advancing the entirety of President Biden’s agenda. Together we’ve made incredible progress and there is much more work ahead to finish the job of delivering an equitable recovery that 81 million Americans voted for last November.
“The infrastructure bill is an important piece of legislation that will help rebuild roads, bridges and tunnels across the country. It will help create jobs and grow the economy. It is only half of what is needed but once paired with the Build Back Better Act, we can accomplish the truly historic and transformational change that people voted for in overwhelming numbers last year.
“We appreciate the leadership the Congressional Progressive Caucus, House Leadership, and President Biden showed in passing the rule for Build Back Better last night and securing a written promise it will be passed no later than the week of November 15th. We expect the signatories of that letter to keep their word and we intend to hold them to it.
“We commend progressive members of the House who have been working tirelessly to hold the line for what all people in this country need to thrive and also appreciate those who voted their conscience last night in support of seeing ALL of President Biden’s agenda passed together.
“The American people cannot afford to wait any longer for bold investments in jobs, care, climate, and immigration. The clock is ticking and their patience is waning. Congress needs to get the rest of Build Back Better done immediately. It is time to deliver.”