‘Build Back Better Act’ Passes in the House, Will Head to Senate

After a marathon speech by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) that delayed the vote from last night, Democrats passed the “Build Back Better Act” this morning.

Axios reporter Andrew Solender reported, “Raucous applause erupts from the Democratic side of the chamber as the Build Back Better Act surpasses 218 votes. Chanting: ‘Build Back Better!’ ‘Build Back Better!’ ‘Build Back Better!'”

Democratic U.S. House Reps patted themselves on the back on Twitter.

Pennsylvania Rep Dwight Evans said, “This morning was one of my proudest moments in Congress, because I had the privilege of voting the #BuildBackBetterAct through the House. – The Build Back Better Act means: – Universal #preschool for all 3 and 4-year-olds – Historic investments in #homecare workers”

Maine Rep Jared Golden was the lone Democrat to vote against it and he said in an initial tweet that was part of a five-part tweet prior to the vote, “This version of the Build Back Better Act is not the best deal for my constituents.”

In the five-part tweet, Golden laid out what changes he would like to see to the bill when it “returns to the House.”