$ 2T Social Security Act Adopts Parliament, Goes to Senate | WDVM25 and DCW50

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) – Democrats rejoiced after passing the nearly $ 2 trillion Build Back Better Act in the House early Friday morning.

The bill is now being moved to the Senate after months of congressional Democrats debating within their own party – and after a record-breaking all-night effort to block it on the floor by House Representative Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

“House Republicans will always fight for you, fight for your family and fight for our country,” McCarthy said.

Democrats say they are confident the package will be passed in the Senate.

“This bill will speak for itself to millions and millions and millions and millions of Americans whose lives will be made more secure,” said House Representative Representative Steny Hoyer (D-Md.)

White House Deputy Communications Director Kate Berner says the package makes historic investments to help middle- and low-income families.

“Families will no longer pay more than $ 35 for insulin products,” Berner said. “Pre-K will be free under the president’s plan … Premiums for an average family will average $ 3,000 less a year.”

Democrats also reintroduced provisions on paid family leave and to allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices. More than $ 500 million will go to tackling climate change by investing in clean energy production and providing tax incentives to Americans.

These are provisions that congressional Democrats say the Senate should leave intact.

“We have some senators in the Senate who do not agree with the provisions on climate change,” the rep said. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.). “We want to make sure it stays inside, too.”

Democrats say they believe President Joe Biden has worked closely enough with key senators to get the package through Congress before the end of the year.

The package needs full democratic support to be approved.

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