PRESS RELEASE: MORE THAN 60 ECONOMISTS URGE PASSAGE OF BUILD BACK BETTER FRAMEWORK’S HISTORIC INVESTMENTS

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October 28, 2021

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MORE THAN 60 ECONOMISTS URGE PASSAGE OF BUILD BACK BETTER FRAMEWORK’S HISTORIC INVESTMENTS

Led by Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, 61 Economists Sign Statement Urging Swift Passage of the Build Back Better Framework 

The Signers Note That the Framework’s Investments Will Create Jobs and Lower Costs for Middle-Class

NEW POLLING: 67% of Voters — including 64% of Independents — Support Passing the Build Back Better Act Through Reconciliation.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, following the announcement of a Build Back Better framework, 61 economists signed a statement urging Congress to pass the framework’s historic investments in child care, long-term care, clean energy, health care and more. The economists noted that those investments are needed to create millions of jobs and lower costs for middle-class families, making the economy more equitable for all Americans.

The group of signers is led by Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz and features prominent economists from across the country. Read the full statement and view its signers here.

“These once-in-a-generation investments will create millions of jobs, lower costs on essential expenses for American families and help position the United States to meet the enormous challenges of the 21st century, including a changing economy and a growing climate crisis,” the economists write in the statement“Once passed, this framework will counteract decades of underinvestment in our communities that has come at a cost to working Americans and caused our economy to grow unevenly.”

Economists who signed the statement are available for interviews and analysis on what is needed to build back better. To get in touch, please contact [email protected]

Read the statement below:

“The Build Back Better framework is a historic opportunity to invest in child care, long-term care, clean energy, health care and more.

“These once-in-a-generation investments will create millions of jobs, lower costs on essential expenses for American families and help position the United States to meet the enormous challenges of the 21st century, including a changing economy and a growing climate crisis.

“Once passed, this framework will counteract decades of underinvestment in our communities that has come at a cost to working Americans and caused our economy to grow unevenly.

“We urge Congress to pass this critical and historic framework into law.”

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