House Bill 5376
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Build Back Better Act
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Passed House on Nov 19, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Sep 27, 2021
Latest Action
Nov 19, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
5376
Congress
117
Policy Area
Economics and Public Finance
Economics and Public Finance
Primary focus of measure is budgetary matters such as appropriations, public debt, the budget process, government lending, government accounts and trust funds; monetary policy and inflation; economic development, performance, and economic theory.
Sponsorship by Party
Kentucky
Passed
November 19, 2021
Type
Free Form Motions Results
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

This bill provides funding, establishes programs, and otherwise modifies provisions relating to a broad array of areas, including education, labor, child care, health care, taxes, immigration, and the environment. (The bill is commonly referred to as the Build Back Better Act.)

For example, the bill provides funding for

  • management of the National Forest System;
  • job placement and career services;
  • safe drinking water, energy-efficiency, and weatherization projects;
  • electric vehicles and zero-emission, heavy-duty vehicles;
  • public health infrastructure and supply chain resiliency;
  • housing, rental, and homeowner assistance programs;
  • cybersecurity programs;
  • tribal infrastructure, housing, environmental, and health programs;
  • wildfire prevention, drought relief, conservation efforts, and climate change research;
  • small business assistance and development;
  • transit services and clean energy projects in low-income communities; and
  • infrastructure and administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Additionally, the bill establishes programs to provide

  • up to six semesters of free community college,
  • free child care for children under the age of six,
  • free universal preschool services, and
  • health benefits for eligible individuals who reside in states that have not expanded Medicaid.

The bill also includes provisions that

  • establish a methane fee for certain petroleum and natural gas facilities;
  • expand Medicare to cover dental, hearing, and vision care;
  • provide certain aliens with a path to permanent resident status (e.g., those who entered the United States as minors);
  • provide up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave;
  • restructure and increase the tax rates for certain corporations and high-income individuals (e.g., individuals with income over $400,000); and
  • require the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate maximum prices for certain brand-name drugs under Medicare.
Text (1)
September 27, 2021
Amendments (2)
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Public Record
Record Created
Sep 28, 2021 7:12:14 AM
Record Updated
Nov 24, 2021 4:56:43 AM