REPORT: HOW THE BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA WILL BENEFIT KEY CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Invest in America released a new research report, “How the Build Back Better Agenda Will Benefit Key Congressional Districts.”

Advocates are urging Congress to support President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda, a once-in-a-generation investment in child care, affordable housing, education, and would create millions of jobs, lower taxes, and lower costs for working families.

Read the report here.

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 OR-05’s clean energy workers a wage boost and return OR-05’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.

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’ss 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 CA-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.

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