The following is a statement from Matt Hildreth, Executive Director of RuralOrganizing.Org:
Today, Democrats in the United States House of Representatives passed President Biden’s Build Back Better Act, which makes an historic investment in rural America
The BBB Act will impact all aspects of life in rural America and Rural Organizing.Org strongly supports the legislation. One key provision, the Rural Partnership Program, ensures local rural experts have the tools they need to improve rural wages and bring good paying jobs back to rural America. This is truly a landmark program and will help guarantee that other investments are made wisely with local input.›
We applaud House Democrats for taking this step today and encourage every Democrat in the United States Senate, particularly those with many rural constituents, to support the legislation and insure its final passage.
Passing the Build Back Better Act sends a strong signal to all Americans, but particularly to rural Americans, that the Democrats understand their needs, concerns, and challenges - and that they are on our side.
We would especially like to thank the progressive grassroots activists who pushed the Democratic members to embrace bold solutions to the largest challenges of our time and members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, who ensured this bill crossed the finish line in the House.
“The mission of RuralOrganizing.org is to rebuild a rural America that is empowered, thriving, and equitable. Follow us on Twitter @RuralOrganizing.”