Pelosi Statement on Meeting with President Biden on Build Back Better Bill

August 19, 2021
Press Release

San Francisco — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement following a virtual meeting with President Biden, House Democratic leaders and the Chairs of House Committees of jurisdiction on the path forward in crafting and passing the Democrats’ Build Back Better bill through the budget reconciliation process:

“Today, President Biden met with the Chairs of the House Committees that will write the reconciliation bill.  In the discussion, all agreed that we have an historic opportunity for transformational change For The People.  The President expressed his appreciation for the Committees’ work to enact his Build Back Better agenda. 

“House Committee Chairs were joined by members of the House Democratic Leadership in commending President Biden for the boldness of his vision and his determination to pass legislation which includes expanding the Biden Child Tax Credit, Child Care, home health care, paid family and medical leave, universal pre-K, workforce development, lower health costs and prescription drug prices, initiatives for veterans, education, climate, housing and more.  The meeting was marked by a determination to produce results – and soon.

“In keeping with that goal, as the President endorsed earlier this week, the House will proceed with a rule allowing us to advance the budget resolution, the bipartisan infrastructure bill and H.R. 4, so that we may make progress toward the bold vision Democrats share.”