The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act strengthens our nation’s physical infrastructure. It extends the Secure Rural Schools program, begins to eliminate the lead service lines and pipes remaining in schools and child care facilities, and provides the means to electrify thousands of school buses to reduce harmful emissions.
The Build Back Better Act is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve the lives of—and provide new opportunities for—students, educators, and families across the country. It addresses long-ignored challenges ranging from how we care for those who have fallen on hard times to giving all children a strong start in early education to ensuring every neighborhood has safe drinking water.
Like the investments made to help working families during the New Deal and Great Society eras, President Biden’s Build Back Better Act will be the most significant investment in our country’s social safety net in more than half a century.