We laud the House of Representatives for successfully passing the historic Build Back Better Act today, a $1.75 trillion dollar reconciliation package that makes landmark investments and urge the Senate to swiftly pass this historic act.

November 19, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC -  Bob Sakaniwa, Senior Policy Advisor of Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), issued the following statement after the Build Back Better Act passed the House of Representatives.

“We laud the House of Representatives for successfully passing the historic Build Back Better Act today, a $1.75 trillion dollar reconciliation package that makes landmark investments in child care, healthcare, affordable housing, public education, clean energy, and more. We thank the efforts of those who were involved in the creation of this legislation, and advocated for its final passage. The Build Back Better Act will directly improve the lives of Asian and Pacific Islanders across the United States, from major cities like New York City to small cities like Springdale, Arkansas.”

“When Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) went to the ballot box in record numbers in 2020, they voted on the issues – and expected results. Despite a highly polarized political environment, the House of Representatives has delivered on this promise. AAPIs’ record turnout was instrumental to reaching this milestone – and prove once again the impact our populations can have on policy when we make our voices heard. We now urge the Senate to swiftly pass this historic act, and send it to President Joseph R. Biden’s desk immediately.”

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About APIAVote: Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) is a national nonpartisan organization that works with partners to mobilize Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in electoral and civic participation. APIAVote envisions a world that is inclusive, fair, and collaborative, and where AAPI communities are self-determined, empowered, and engaged. See our website for more information at http://www.apiavote.org/