WATCH: Ahead of House Vote on Build Back Better Act, Congressman Horsford Highlights Key Provisions He Authored on Prescription Drug Pricing, Job Creation, Health Care, Climate Action, and Community Safety

November 18, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, ahead of an anticipated vote in the House of Representatives on the Build Back Better Act, Congressman Horsford (D-NV-04) delivered remarks on the House floor to highlight key provisions of the Build Back Better Act that he authored.

Congressman Horsford giving a floor speech in Congress

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Seven bills authored by Congressman Horsford are included in the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5378). For a detailed list, click here.

The full transcript of Congressman Horsford’s floor remarks is below:

Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and to the Chairman — I rise to highlight the historic investments that Ways and Means Democrats have secured in the Build Back Better Act.

For years, Americans have seen their cost-of-living rise, while my colleagues across the aisle focused on tax cuts for the wealthy and the well-connected.

At long last — with Democrats in the majority — Congress is delivering the change that our constituents deserve.

So, as we rebound from the pandemic, I’m very proud that the Build Back Better Act includes my bills to cap out-of-pocket drug costs for seniors, lower health care premiums for working students, and improve wages, benefits, and training for workers at nursing homes and hospitals.

I also want to acknowledge the major investments in our clean energy future.

To tackle the climate crisis and create good union jobs, the Build Back Better Act includes my bills to invest in clean energy transmission and incentivize production of dynamic glass.

The Build Back Better Act will pay for itself, create millions of good-paying jobs, and lower costs for our families.

And critically, through a $5 billion investment in my bill to prevent community violence — the Build Back Better Act will keep our communities safe. I urge this body to pass this bold investment in America.

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