Pelosi Statement on Senate Budget Resolution

August 9, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the budget resolution introduced by the Senate Budget Committee:

“Today, the Senate Budget Committee has introduced a transformative budget resolution that will achieve the vision of President Biden and Congressional Democrats to Build Back Better, by expanding opportunity, prosperity and justice For The People.

“A budget should be a statement of our values, and this budget is a clear declaration of the value that Congressional Democrats place on America’s workers and families.   This resolution paves the path for progress for millions of Americans, including by creating good-paying jobs, building on our investments in infrastructure and supercharging America’s global competitiveness and economic growth. 

“This budget puts families’ health and financial security first, as it transforms the Care economy, extends the Biden Child Tax Credit and other key tax credits, creates the first-ever paid family and medical leave benefit and establishes universal pre-K and tuition-free community college.  Americans in every corner of the country will benefit from Democrats’ action to reduce prescription drug prices and to strengthen Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.  It also takes historic action against the climate fight – which is in ‘Code Red,’ according to today’s IPCC report.

“The House continues to work closely with the Senate on Reconciliation.  Democrats are committed to bold action that makes a difference For The People.”