Rep. Wild Statement on Today’s Procedural Votes on Infrastructure, Voting Rights and Budget Reconciliation

August 24, 2021
Press Release

“Today I voted yes to move forward on the Senate Amendment to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Actthe John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and the Budget Resolution.

 

“The first two votes have long had my wholehearted support. I firmly believe that the bipartisan infrastructure bill is an urgent, critical investment in our nation’s economic recovery, and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act is a necessary reinforcement of our collective commitment to protecting access to the ballot box, especially in the wake of the Supreme Court’s dismantling of the Voting Rights Act. I will continue to fight for these long overdue measures.

 

“The procedural vote to advance the budget reconciliation process is the first step of many, and I look forward to seeing and considering the full text of this legislation. I firmly believe we must invest in home and community-based services, improve access to affordable child care, lower the cost of college, and increase our national response to the climate crisis. Most importantly, we must finally allow Medicare to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies and bring down the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs, which would save Americans billions at the pharmacy counter – including those not on Medicare.

 

“I will not commit to a bill that has not yet been written, and my vote today should not be confused for an endorsement of the final budget resolution. But we owe it to the American people to begin this process and get to work on crafting a budget resolution that makes needed, commonsense investments in our future.”

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