Rep. Greg Stanton issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act:

“The Build Back Better Act makes a historic investment in America's middle class, and I was proud to vote to advance it. It will spur long-term economic growth by investing in our workforce, increasing labor force participation—and creating good jobs. Leading economists confirm this will lower everyday costs that burden Arizonans and curb inflation all while ensuring we don’t add to the national debt.

The House’s legislation takes the boldest action to fight climate change in our nation's history—and that's essential for Arizona's future. It makes good on our commitment to lower prices on life-saving prescription drugs and does more to ensure that quality health care, child care, senior care, housing and education aren’t out of reach for working families.

This bill is still a work in progress—and I look forward to making sure the final version preserves commonsense tax laws so that the wealthy pay their fair share. But as it stands, the Build Back Better Act will make a meaningful difference in the lives of so many Arizonans.”