Washington, D.C – Today, Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-02) voted to pass S.Con.Res. 14, advancing the Build Back Better Plan. The resolution was approved as part of a procedural measure considered by the House this afternoon. House passage of the budget resolution begins the budget reconciliation process to enact transformative investments in American workers, families, and the next generation.   

“I’ve always said that, at its heart, a budget is an expression of our values and our priorities,” said Congresswoman Ross. “I’m pleased that the House passed this resolution so that we can put working families first, and make real and lasting progress on climate change, access to healthcare, and affordable education.

“Not only does this budget mark the biggest investment in our people in a generation, but it crucially focuses on the next generation. From funding universal pre-K and free community college to expanding affordable housing and child care, this budget represents a roadmap to a brighter future, especially for our young people.”

The House passed the $3.5 trillion budget framework, which instructs 13 House and 12 Senate committees to report legislation within their respective budget targets. Congresswoman Ross serves on two of these committees: the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology Committees. She spoke in support of the budget resolution in a House Rules Committee hearing.