This afternoon, the President and Vice President joined a meeting with chairs and members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, Congressional Women’s Caucus, and White House senior staff to discuss continued progress on negotiations for the Build Back Better Act.
Their conversations centered on momentum toward a final deal, and on groundbreaking, long-sought provisions that each of the caucuses have fought for over many years. The President, the Vice President, and the Members agreed that the package they are closing in on would mean unprecedented progress for the constituencies these caucuses represent. They also discussed the fight to ensure that the package delivers the biggest investment in defeating climate change in history; game-changing reforms to help families afford the costs of raising children like the Child Tax Credit, paid family and medical leave, and universal pre-school; and historic strides in terms of making health care more affordable.
They agreed to keep pushing for an agreement as soon as possible, so that each component of the President’s economic vision—the Build Back Better Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal—can become law and start giving middle class families breathing room as soon as possible.
Chair Joyce Beatty (OH-03), Congressional Black Caucus
Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (SC-06), Congressional Black Caucus
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Congressional Black Caucus
Chair Raul Ruiz (CA-36), Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Representative Nydia Velazquez (NY-07), Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Chair Judy Chu (CA-27), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Representative Andy Kim (NJ-03), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Representative Marilyn Strickland (WA-10), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Chair David Cicilline (RI-01), Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus
Co-Chair Angie Craig (MN-02), Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus
Co-Chair Chris Pappas (NH-01), Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus
Co-Chair Jackie Speier (CA-14), Congressional Women’s Caucus
Co-Chair Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Congressional Women’s Caucus
Representative Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Congressional Women’s Caucus