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November 19, 2021 | H. R. 5376

The Build Back Better Act will fund transformational priorities that our families and communities need to thrive and solve real problems that working people face. In short, it includes: 

  • Substantial penalties on employers and executives who break the law by threatening and firing workers who speak up to protect their rights on the job
  • Provisions to create good union jobs manufacturing solar panels and wind turbines here in the U.S
  • 4 weeks of paid family and medical leave to care for a new child, to care for a family member, and to care for your own medical needs
  • Allowing Medicare to negotiate to reduce the prices for some of the most expensive drugs, including insulin
  • Expansion of Medicare to cover hearing services
  • An above-the-line deduction for the first $250 of workers' union dues, so that all union members will be able to access this benefit that was eliminated by the Trump tax bill
  • A payroll tax credit for local news journalists to help protect local news outlets that face threats from private equity firms looking to gut staff
  • An expanded and improved Trade Adjustment Assistance program to ensure that all workers are eligible for benefits if their jobs are offshored, including call center workers
  • $350 million in additional funding for the National Labor Relations Board (the federal agency charged with safeguarding workers’ rights)
  • Access to high-quality preschool and childcare
  • An extension the current expanded Child Tax Credit for a year and making the refundability permanent
  • A 1% surcharge tax on corporate stock buybacks so that the wealthy pay their fair share

This is Good for working people.

Vote result:

YEAs: 220 | NAYs: 213
Legislator Sort descending State District Party Vote
Rep. Alma Adams NC 12 Democrat Yes
Rep. Robert B. Aderholt AL 4 Republican No
Rep. Pete Aguilar CA 33 Democrat Yes
Rep. Rick Allen GA 12 Republican No
Rep. Colin Allred TX 32 Democrat Yes
Rep. Mark Amodei NV 2 Republican No
Rep. Kelly Armstrong ND 0 Republican No
Rep. Jodey Arrington TX 19 Republican No
Rep. Jake Auchincloss MA 4 Democrat Yes
Rep. Cynthia Axne IA 3 Democrat Yes
Rep. Brian Babin TX 36 Republican No
Rep. Don Bacon NE 2 Republican No
Rep. James Baird IN 4 Republican No
Rep. Troy Balderson OH 12 Republican No
Rep. Jim Banks IN 3 Republican No
Rep. Andy Barr KY 6 Republican No
Rep. Nanette Barragán CA 44 Democrat Yes
Rep. Karen Bass CA 37 Democrat Yes
Rep. Joyce Beatty OH 3 Democrat Yes
Rep. Cliff Bentz OR 2 Republican No
2021 House Key Votes
  1. Confirmation of Janet Yellen as the Secretary of the Department of Treasury
  2. Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act
  3. NLRB Joint Employer Congressional Review Act
  4. Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act
  5. Equality Act
  6. Protecting the Right to Organize Act - Motion to Recommit
  7. American Rescue Plan Act
  8. Protecting the Right to Organize Act
  9. For the People Act
  10. Protecting the Right to Organize Act
  11. Raise the Wage Act
  12. Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  13. Expanding Access to Capital Act
  14. CARES Act
  15. Confirmation of Nicole Berner to U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit
  16. Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  17. Paycheck Fairness Act
  18. American Rescue Plan Act
  19. For the People Act
  20. Confirmation of Katherine Tai as the United States Trade Representative
  21. Confirmation of Marty Walsh as the Secretary of the Department of Labor
  22. Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
  23. Paycheck Fairness Act
  24. Default on America Act
  25. Confirmation of Gwynne A. Wilcox to the National Labor Relations Board
  26. Equality Act
  27. Paycheck Fairness Act
  28. For the People Act
  29. John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
  30. CHIPS and Science Act
  31. Confirmation of Jennifer Abruzzo as NLBR General Counsel
  32. Confirmation of Gwynne Wilcox as Member of the NLRB
  33. Confirmation of David Prouty as Member of the NLRB
  34. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
  35. Inflation Reduction Act
  36. DISCLOSE Act
  37. DISCLOSE Act
  38. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
  39. Build Back Better Act (BBB)
  40. CHIPS and Science Act
  41. Inflation Reduction Act
  42. CARES Act