How The Build Back Better Agenda Will Benefit Key Congressional Districts

Georgia’s Seventh Congressional District: Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux (D)

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, a region of Rep. Bordeaux’s district (GA-07) lost over 9,400 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give GA-07’s clean energy workers a wage boost and return GA-07’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

Prescription Drugs 

  • 90% of registered voters in GA-07 support allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes provisions to allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices, which could cut drug prices by half

Housing

  • GA-07 faces an affordable housing shortage of over 19,800 homes. Meanwhile, 23% of all renter households are severely cost burdened. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes historic investments to increase the supply of affordable housing for those in need.

Veterans Hospitals

Elder Care

  • Georgia would gain over 10,900 new Home and Community-Based Care jobs from the Build Back Better agenda.

Child Care

  • GA-07’s child care market only serves 54% of the district’s children, and 10% of children live in poverty. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda would ensure that no working family pays more than 7% of their income on child care. 

Child Tax Credit 

  • 182,000 children in GA-07 qualified for expanded Child Tax Credits, resulting in over $46 million in payments; the average payment per household being $424 per month.
  • The Build Back Better agenda would make the American Rescue Plan’s Child Tax Credits fully refundable on a permanent basis and would extend the expanded CTC through 2025. 

Earned Income Tax Credit

  • An estimated 70,000 GA-07 workers rely on Earned Income Tax Credits to help make ends meet.
  • The Build Back Better agenda could make permanent the American Rescue Plan’s expanded Earned Income Tax Credit which increased the benefit for working families without children to up to $1,502, and raised the earned income limit up to $27,380.

 

Florida’s Seventh Congressional District: Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D)

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, a region of Rep. Murphy’s district (FL-07) lost over 2,500 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give FL-07’s clean energy workers a wage boost and return FL-07’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

Prescription Drugs 

  • 90% of registered voters in FL-07 support allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes provisions to allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices, which could cut drug prices by half

Housing

  • FL-07 faces an affordable housing shortage of over 27,700 homes. Meanwhile, 28% of all renter households are severely cost burdened.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes historic investments to increase the supply of affordable housing for those in need.

Veterans Hospitals

Elder Care

  • Florida could gain over 19,700 new Home and Community-Based Care jobs from the Build Back Better agenda.

Child Care

  • FL-07’s child care market only serves 64% of the district’s children, and 13% of children live in poverty.
  • The Build Back Better agenda would ensure that no working family pays more than 7% of their income on child care. 

Child Tax Credit 

  • 128,000 children in FL-07 qualify for expanded Child Tax Credits, resulting in over $32 million in payments; the average payment per household being $407 per month.
  • The Build Back Better agenda would make the American Rescue Plan’s Child Tax Credits fully refundable on a permanent basis and would extend the expanded CTC through 2025. 

Earned Income Tax Credit

  • An estimated 66,000 FL-07 workers count on Earned Income Tax Credits to help make ends meet. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda could make permanent the American Rescue Plan’s expanded Earned Income Tax Credit which increased the benefit for working families without children to up to $1,502, and raised the earned income limit up to $27,380.

 

New York’s Fourth Congressional District: Rep. Kathleen Rice (D)

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, a region of Rep. Rice’s district (NY-04) lost over 20,000 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give NY-04’s clean energy workers a wage boost and return NY-04’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

Prescription Drugs 

  • 90% of registered voters in NY-04 support allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes provisions to allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices, which could cut drug prices by half

Housing

  • NY-04 faces an affordable housing shortage of over 13,000 homes. Meanwhile, 30% of all renter households are severely cost burdened. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes historic investments to increase the supply of affordable housing for those in need.

Veterans Hospitals

Elder Care

  • New York could gain over 76,000 new Home and Community-Based Care jobs from the Build Back Better agenda.

Child Care

  • NY-04’s child care market only serves 27% of the district’s children, and 5% of children live in poverty. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda would ensure that no working family pays more than 7% of their income on child care. 

Child Tax Credit 

  • 114,000 children in NY-04 qualify for expanded Child Tax Credits, resulting in over $28 million in payments; the average payment per household being $412 per month.
  • The Build Back Better agenda would make the American Rescue Plan’s Child Tax Credits fully refundable on a permanent basis and would extend the expanded CTC through 2025. 

Earned Income Tax Credit

  • An estimated 46,000 NY-04 workers count on Earned Income Tax Credits to help make ends meet. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda could make permanent the American Rescue Plan’s expanded Earned Income Tax Credit which increased the benefit for working families without children to up to $1,502, and raised the earned income limit up to $27,380. 

 

Oregon’s Fifth Congressional District: Rep. Kurt Schrader (D)

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, a region of Schrader’s district (OR-05) lost over 4,500 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give NY-04’s clean energy workers a wage boost and return NY-04’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

Prescription Drugs 

  • 91% of registered voters in OR-05 support allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes provisions to allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices, which could cut drug prices by half

Housing

  • OR-05 faces an affordable housing shortage of over 24,500 homes. Meanwhile, 24% of all renter households are severely cost burdened. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes historic investments to increase the supply of affordable housing for those in need.

Veterans Hospitals

Elder Care

  • Oregon could gain over 8,000 new Home and Community-Based Care jobs from the Build Back Better agenda.

Child Care

  • OR-05’s child care market only serves 29% of the district’s children, and 15% of children live in poverty. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda would ensure that no working family pays more than 7% of their income on child care. 

Child Tax Credit 

  • 155,000 children in OR-05 qualify for expanded Child Tax Credits, resulting in over $39 million in payments; the average payment per household being $432 per month.
  • The Build Back Better agenda would make the American Rescue Plan’s Child Tax Credits fully refundable on a permanent basis and would extend the expanded CTC through 2025. 

Earned Income Tax Credit

  • An estimated 54,000 OR-05 workers count on Earned Income Tax Credits to help make ends meet. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda could make permanent the American Rescue Plan’s expanded Earned Income Tax Credit which increased the benefit for working families without children to up to $1,502, and raised the earned income limit up to $27,380. 

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Texas’ 28th Congressional District: Rep. Henry Cuellar (D)

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, a region of Rep. Cuellar’s district (TX-28) lost over 3,000 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give TX-28’s clean energy workers a wage boost and return TX-28’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

 Prescription Drugs 

  • 91% of registered voters in TX-28 support allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes provisions to allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices, which could cut drug prices by half

 Housing

  • TX-28 faces an affordable housing shortage of over 14,000 homes. Meanwhile, 26% of renter households are severely cost burdened. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes historic investments to increase the supply of affordable housing for those in need.

 Veterans Hospitals

  • There are 30,354 civilian veterans living in TX-28.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to upgrade VA hospitals.

 Elder Care

Child Care

  • TX-28’s child care market only serves 28% of the district’s children, and 25% of children live in poverty. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to make child care more affordable and would invest in the child care workforce.

 Tax Cuts

  • 202,000 children in TX-28 qualify for the Child Tax Credit, and the average payment per Texas household is $443 per month.

Earned Income Tax Credit

  • An estimated 108,000 TX-28 workers count on Earned Income Tax Credits to help make ends meet. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda could make permanent the American Rescue Plan’s expanded Earned Income Tax Credit which increased the benefit for working families without children to up to $1,502, and raised the earned income limit up to $27,380. 

 

California’s 52nd Congressional District: Rep. Scott Peters (D)

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, a region of Rep. Peters’ district (CA-52) lost over 8,500 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give CA-52’s clean energy workers a wage boost and return CA-52’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

 Prescription Drugs 

  • 90% of registered voters in CA-52 support allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes provisions to allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices, which could cut drug prices by half

 Housing

  • CA-52 faces an affordable housing shortage of over 17,000 homes. Meanwhile, 25% of renter households are severely cost burdened. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes historic investments to increase the supply of affordable housing for those in need.

 Veterans Hospitals

Elder Care

Child Care

  • CA-52’s child care market only serves 40% of the district’s children, and 4% of children live in poverty. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to make child care more affordable and would invest in the child care workforce. 

Tax Cuts

  • 93,000 children in CA-52 qualify for the Child Tax Credit, and the average payment per California household is $418 per month.

Earned Income Tax Credit

  • An estimated 30,000 CA-52 workers count on Earned Income Tax Credits to help make ends meet. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda could make permanent the American Rescue Plan’s expanded Earned Income Tax Credit which increased the benefit for working families without children to up to $1,502, and raised the earned income limit up to $27,380. 

 

Virginia’s 7th Congressional District: Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D)

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, a region of Rep. Spanberger’s district (VA-07) lost over 2,000 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give VA-07’s clean energy workers a wage boost and return VA-07’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

Prescription Drugs 

  • 91% of registered voters in VA-07 support allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes provisions to allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices, which could cut drug prices by half

Housing

  • VA-07 faces an affordable housing shortage of over 10,000 homes. Meanwhile, 22% of renter households are severely cost burdened. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes historic investments to increase the supply of affordable housing for those in need.

Veterans Hospitals

Elder Care

Child Care

  • VA-07’s child care market only serves 56% of the district’s children, and 9% of children live in poverty. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to make child care more affordable and would invest in the child care workforce.

Tax Cuts

  • 159,000 children in VA-07 qualify for the Child Tax Credit, and the average payment per Virginia household is $416 per month.

Earned Income Tax Credit

  • An estimated 50,000 VA-07 workers count on Earned Income Tax Credits to help make ends meet. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda could make permanent the American Rescue Plan’s expanded Earned Income Tax Credit which increased the benefit for working families without children to up to $1,502, and raised the earned income limit up to $27,380. 

 

Maine’s 2nd Congressional District: Rep. Jared Golden (D)

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, Maine lost over 1,200 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give ME-02’s clean energy workers a wage boost and return ME-02’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

Prescription Drugs 

  • 94% of registered voters in ME-02 support allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes provisions to allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices, which could cut drug prices by half

Housing

  • ME-02 faces an affordable housing shortage of over 11,000 homes. Meanwhile, 22% of renter households are severely cost burdened. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes historic investments to increase the supply of affordable housing for those in need.

Veterans Hospitals

  • There are 53,116 civilian veterans living in ME-02.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to upgrade VA hospitals.

Elder Care

Child Care

  • ME-02’s child care market only serves 51% of the district’s children, and 21% of children live in poverty. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to make child care more affordable and would invest in the child care workforce.

Tax Cuts

  • 108,000 children in ME-02 qualify for the Child Tax Credit, and the average payment per Maine household is $415 per month.

Earned Income Tax Credit

  • An estimated 56,000 ME-02 workers count on Earned Income Tax Credits to help make ends meet. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda could make permanent the American Rescue Plan’s expanded Earned Income Tax Credit which increased the benefit for working families without children to up to $1,502, and raised the earned income limit up to $27,380. 

 

California 16th Congressional District: Rep. Jim Costa (D)

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, a region of Rep. Costa’s district (CA-16) lost over 1,974 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give CA-16’s clean energy workers a wage boost and return GA-16’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

Prescription Drugs 

  • 90% of registered voters in CA-16 support allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes provisions to allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices, which could cut drug prices by half

Housing

  • CA-16 faces an affordable housing shortage of over 25,034 homes. Meanwhile, 32% of renter households are severely cost burdened. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes historic investments to increase the supply of affordable housing for those in need.

Veterans Hospitals

  • There are 23,137 civilian veterans living in CA-16.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to upgrade VA hospitals.

Elder Care

 

Child Care

  • CA-16’s child care market only serves 20% of the district’s children, and 39% of children live in poverty. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to make child care more affordable and would invest in the child care workforce. 

Tax Cuts

  • 200,000 children in CA-16 qualify for the Child Tax Credit, and the average payment per Maine household is $418 per month.

Earned Income Tax Credit

  • An estimated 86,000 CA-16 workers count on Earned Income Tax Credits to help make ends meet. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda could make permanent the American Rescue Plan’s expanded Earned Income Tax Credit which increased the benefit for working families without children to up to $1,502, and raised the earned income limit up to $27,380. 

 

Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District: Rep. Susie Lee (D)

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, a region of Rep. Lee’s district (NV-03) lost over 1,500 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give NV-03’s clean energy workers a wage boost and return NV-03’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

Prescription Drugs 

  • 90% of registered voters in NV-03 support allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes provisions to allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices, which could cut drug prices by half

Housing

  • NV-03 faces an affordable housing shortage of over 11,500 homes. Meanwhile, 21% of renter households are severely cost burdened. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes historic investments to increase the supply of affordable housing for those in need.

Veterans Hospitals

  • There are 61,092 civilian veterans living in NV-03.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to upgrade VA hospitals.

Elder Care

Child Care

  • NV-03’s child care market only serves 22% of the district’s children, and 9% of children live in poverty. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to make child care more affordable and would invest in the child care workforce.

Tax Cuts

  • 147,000 children in NV-03 qualify for the Child Tax Credit, and the average payment per Maine household is $435 per month.

Earned Income Tax Credit

  • An estimated 55,000 NV-03 workers count on Earned Income Tax Credits to help make ends meet. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda could make permanent the American Rescue Plan’s expanded Earned Income Tax Credit which increased the benefit for working families without children to up to $1,502, and raised the earned income limit up to $27,380. 

 

Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District: Rep. Elaine Luria (D)

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, a region of Rep. Luria’s district (VA-02) lost over 2,500 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give VA-02’s clean energy workers a wage boost and return VA-02’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

Prescription Drugs 

  • 91% of registered voters in VA-02 support allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes provisions to allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices, which could cut drug prices by half

Housing

  • VA-02 faces an affordable housing shortage of over 12,500 homes. Meanwhile, 23% of renter households are severely cost burdened. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes historic investments to increase the supply of affordable housing for those in need.

Veterans Hospitals

  • There are 89,595 civilian veterans living in VA-02.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to upgrade VA hospitals.

Elder Care

Child Care

  • VA-02’s child care market only serves 44% of the district’s children, and 11% of children live in poverty. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to make child care more affordable and would invest in the child care workforce.

Tax Cuts

  • 141,000 children in VA-02 qualify for the Child Tax Credit, and the average payment per Maine household is $416 per month.

Earned Income Tax Credit

  • An estimated 59,000 VA-02 workers count on Earned Income Tax Credits to help make ends meet. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda could make permanent the American Rescue Plan’s expanded Earned Income Tax Credit which increased the benefit for working families without children to up to $1,502, and raised the earned income limit up to $27,380. 

 

Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District: Rep. Cindy Axne (D)

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, a region of Rep. Axne’s district (IA-03) lost over 900 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give IA-03’s clean energy workers a wage boost and return IA-03’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

Prescription Drugs 

  • 90% of registered voters in IA-03 support allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes provisions to allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices, which could cut drug prices by half

Housing

  • IA-03 faces an affordable housing shortage of over 16,000 homes. Meanwhile, 20% of renter households are severely cost burdened. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes historic investments to increase the supply of affordable housing for those in need.

Veterans Hospitals

  • There are 46,837 civilian veterans living in IA-03.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to upgrade VA hospitals.

Elder Care

Child Care

  • IA-03’s child care market only serves 76% of the district’s children, and 12% of children live in poverty. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to make child care more affordable and would invest in the child care workforce.

Tax Cuts

  • 172,000 children in IA-03 qualify for the Child Tax Credit, and the average payment per Maine household is $459 per month.

Earned Income Tax Credit

  • An estimated 52,000 IA-03 workers count on Earned Income Tax Credits to help make ends meet. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda could make permanent the American Rescue Plan’s expanded Earned Income Tax Credit which increased the benefit for working families without children to up to $1,502, and raised the earned income limit up to $27,380.