The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) applauds the U.S. House passage of the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376), a bill that would invest in the nation’s working people.

“I want to thank the U.S. House members who voted in favor of this crucial bill that gives much-needed support to our nation’s workforce. These are important provisions like Child Tax Credit, child care, workplace development and access to clean energy jobs just to name a few,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez, Jr. “This legislation embraces a pro-worker agenda that provides millions of working families with the resources and opportunities of better wages and benefits.”

Highlights of the Build Back Better bill:

  • Invests a total $390 billion for the child care initiative and the universal preschool initiative.
  • Provides $20 billion in workforce development programs.
  • Provides $9.5 billion in public health infrastructure and workforce.
  • Provides $3.5 billion for domestic manufacturing conversion grants to automobile manufacturers and suppliers.

More details are available here.

The IAM has been a strong advocate for passage of the Build Back Better bill, which would build on the new bipartisan infrastructure bill that President Joe Biden signed into law days ago.

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