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ATU: House passage of Biden’s Build Back Better Act provides more funding for transit, major boost for working Americans and their families

Senate urged to take action

Silver Spring, MD – Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President John Costa released the following statement on the House of Representatives passing President Biden’s Build Back Better Act.

“The House of Representatives passage of the Build Back Better Act is a victory for transit workers and working families of America. The ATU applauds the commitment of House Speaker Pelosi and House leadership for advancing this legislation that provides generational investments in the future of our country that will help revitalize our nation through a more equitable and just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The sweeping $1.9 trillion economic legislation provides more critical funds for public transit and will dramatically expand social services for Americans, help mitigate the climate crisis, increase access to health care for all, and deliver crucial aid to working families and children.

“After the passage of the historic bipartisan Infrastructure bill, this legislation is the next step to advance President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda to move our nation forward for generations to come. It’s time for the Senate to pass the Build Back Better Act so we can build a better America that provides more families with the opportunities they need to succeed and make the American dream a reality.”