NCDP Chair Bobbie Richardson released the following statement:
“President Biden and Democrats are on the verge of passing a historic agenda that will grow our economy, create millions of good-paying jobs, take on the climate crisis, deliver lower costs and tax cuts for middle-class families, and significantly improve the lives of North Carolinians. As President Biden would say, this is a BFD.
“Once again, Democrats are delivering results in a very big way. In North Carolina, President Biden’s Build Back Better framework will deliver on issues critical to the future of our state, including expanding access to affordable, high quality child care, providing support for HBCUs, and closing the Medicaid coverage gap. That’s why this agenda is so overwhelmingly popular. North Carolinians are exhausted by the Republican Party’s ideological bankruptcy and obsession with obstruction. They’re ready for leaders who get things done.
“While Republicans go to bat for corporations and the ultra-wealthy, the Build Back Better agenda is a reflection of President Biden and Democrats’ chief values – helping out everyday Americans, rewarding work not wealth, and building a fair economy that works for everyone. Because of Democratic leadership, millions of children will continue to escape the hardships of poverty; seniors will have improved health care options; America will take a huge step toward addressing the climate crisis; and working families and small businesses will have the needed resources to get through this pandemic and thrive.
“The work is not over, but today we took a major step in the right direction of delivering for all Americans, including North Carolinians, and I applaud President Biden, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, congressional Democrats, and community activists for their tireless work to reach this historic framework.”