Hoyer’s remarks at the leaders’ press conference after the House passed the Build Back Better Act
“First of all, congratulations, Madam President. This is historic legislation and you were the leader in it, with, as you said, the vision of the President of the United States. This bill will speak for itself with millions and millions and millions of Americans whose lives will be made safer, richer in terms of quality of life, whose educational opportunities will be greater and whose employment opportunities will be greatly improved. And America’s competitiveness in the world will be enhanced in the 21st century.
“As the president said, this is a transformational bill. It is a great victory for the people, for the average working men and women in America. For those who struggle every day and hope that someone is on their side, someone is listening to their pain and their struggle, and their challenge. This bill is an answer, this bill will make a difference in their lives. That is why this bill is so historic, not for next year or the year after, but for decades to come. It will make America a better country. A land of greater opportunity. A land of freedom. A land of the brave.
“I now yield to my distinguished colleague from South Carolina, who counted the votes with precision. Thanks, Jim Clyburn from South Carolina.