On the heels of the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, U.S. Rep. Marie Newman is calling on Congress to pass another massive bill to enhance social and climate programs.
Newman, D-La Grange, praised the passage of the infrastructure bill, calling it a significant investment in the country’s roads and bridges, in a campaign email to supporters on Monday. Still, she called on her colleagues to do more.
“While I’m thrilled this bill is now law, we have more work to do,” she said in the email. “‘Infrastructure’ is more than bridges and roads – we need to pass another bill, the Build Back Better Act.”
Newman argued the bill would significantly help middle class Americans by putting more money in their pockets.
The bill includes an expansion of a child tax credit, universal preschool, and investments in green energy to combat climate change. Newman also highlighted the increased taxes on the wealthiest of Americans.
“When we pass this bill and the largest of large corporations finally start to pay their fair share in taxes, we ease the burden on middle class families,” Newman said.
On Monday, President Joe Biden signed the $1 trillion infrastructure bill after months of debate.