Dear Colleague on Senate Budget Committee's Topline Budget Agreement

July 14, 2021
Press Release

Dear Democratic Colleague,

This week, proudly, Democrats have continued our progress to Build Back Better, with the Senate Budget Committee yesterday announcing its strong topline budget agreement.  As I often say, a budget is a statement of values, and this budget will make bold, essential investments in our values as a nation.

This budget agreement is a victory for the American people, making historic, once-in-a-generation progress for families across the nation.  The Senate budget will contain many of House Democrats’ top priorities, including transformative action on the investments needed to confront the climate crisis, to transform the care economy, and to expand access to health care with enhancements to ACA, Medicare and closing the Medicaid coverage gap. 

Every Member can be proud of the priorities that this budget commits to – and every Member should know that we will fight to ensure that our priorities become law.  Our House Committees stand ready to work with the Senate, as this topline agreement is turned into legislative text.  Doing so is a critical step to passing infrastructure and reconciliation packages that are truly worthy of the American people.

Updates will be forthcoming, as this budget resolution and related legislation are advanced. 

At the same time, I write to thank you for your continued leadership to highlight and celebrate the Biden Child Tax Credit, which was expanded and strengthened by House Democrats in the American Rescue Plan.  Tomorrow, July 15, the first monthly payments will be sent out, directly benefiting 27 million families, cutting child poverty in half and helping the economy recover.  I encourage Members to continue to hold events in their districts to lift up and communicate the benefits of the Biden Child Tax Credit.

Thank you for your continued patriotic leadership For The People.

best regards,