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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

U.S. Rep. Lawrence and Democratic Women’s Caucus Statement on Passage of the Budget Resolution to Advance the Build Back Better Agenda

August 24, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) Co-Chairs Congresswomen Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Lois Frankel (FL-21), and Vice Chairs Congresswomen Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) issued the following statement on the House of Representatives’ passage of the Budget Resolution to advance President Biden’s and Congressional Democrats’ Build Back Better Plan.

“Today, Democrats took a critical step forward to give American families the security and opportunity they deserve by advancing the Build Back Better Plan,” said the Members. “Today’s vote is an important step toward delivering tax cuts for working families, creating good paying jobs across our country, and lowering everyday costs for Americans. It paves the way for the Build Back Better Plan which will deliver on our promise to create a more equitable economy that is inclusive of American women and their families—who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying economic fallout—and gives them the tools they need to thrive during this difficult time and beyond. Women need a care economy that includes affordable child care, paid leave, and access to home care services to ensure their full economic participation, and today’s vote commits to the investments working women and families need to succeed.”