WASHINGTON, D.C. – On October 28, the White House released the framework for the Build Back Better Act. National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement in support of this legislation:
“Cities, towns and villages across the country are ready to rebuild and recover from the impacts of the COVID pandemic. The Build Back Better Act lays out a plan to create millions of jobs, support families and children, and combat the climate crisis. Alongside the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, this legislation paves the way for cities to empower residents and build sustained recovery. We urge Congress to bring both bills to a vote quickly.
The framework released today includes important provisions NLC and city leaders have been advocating for, with investments in clean energy, resilience, housing affordability and workforce development. It is our hope that the administration and Congressional leadership will continue to build on the investments in this package by continuing to prioritize combatting the climate crisis and investing in workforce development.”
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