THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON
Build Back Better Act 1/7/2022
This week in Washington we are writing to secure our democracy. On December 19th Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia gave an interview to Fox News Sunday that he would be a "no" vote on the Build Back Better Act. Earlier in the year during negotiations among our country's leadership Manchin said that he would support an investment in the social infrastructure of the country for $1.8 trillion in 3 key areas education, health care and the environment. The Senator signaled that he favored expanding Obamacare tax credits to include those that had been left out of the reforms during a previous democratic administration, including some 3 million uninsured Americans. On education Manchin agreed to an expansion of universal pre-k for 3 & 4 year olds. On energy and the environment Manchin said that he would support investments in the energy sector the Senator stated he would support investments in wind farms, hydroelectric power, solar panels, geothermal energy and other renewable sources. These negotiations have been going on since at least October. Manchin wrote the section on energy and the environment. Now that the Administration has conceded on a top level amount for $1.8 trillion, the Senator should support the legislation. Call the Capitol switchboard today @ 202 224 3121 and ask for Senator Manchin's support for the Build Back Better Act.