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

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

President Biden’s proposed Build Back Better agenda is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make long overdue investments in clean energy, caregiving, education, school construction, and much more. The plan will create millions of jobs, reduce costs for families, and lower taxes on working and middle-class Americans.

Read the report here.

How The Build Back Better Agenda Will Benefit Key States & Districts

California’s 21st Congressional District (Rep. David Valadao – R)

Clean Energy

  • CA-21 employs 6,067 workers 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-21’s clean energy workers a wage boost.

New School Construction

  • CA-21 includes three of the fastest growing counties by population in the state.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build and upgrade new schools to serve a growing population.

Housing

Veterans Hospitals

Child Care

  • CA-21’s child care market only serves 23% of the district’s children, and 28% 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.

California’s 25th Congressional District (Rep. Mike Garcia – R)

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, the CA-25 region lost 42,384 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help spur clean job creation — and return CA-25’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

New School Construction

  • CA-25 includes two of the fastest growing counties by population in the state.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build and upgrade new schools to serve a growing population.

Housing

Veterans Hospitals

Elder Care

  • Two of the worst-rated nursing homes in the state are in CA-25.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to fund home and community care for seniors.

Child Care

  • CA-25’s child care market only serves 27% of the district’s children, and 15% 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.

California’s 39th Congressional District (Rep. Young Kim – R)

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, the CA-39 region lost 42,384 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help spur clean job creation — and return CA-39’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

New School Construction

  • CA-39 includes three of the fastest growing counties by population in the state.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build and upgrade new schools to serve a growing population.

Housing

Veterans Hospitals

Child Care

  • CA-39’s child care market only serves 36% 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.

California’s 48th Congressional District (Rep. Michelle Steel – R)

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, the county that comprises CA-48 lost 5,120 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help spur clean job creation — and return CA-48’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

New School Construction

  • CA-48 includes one of the fastest growing counties by population in the state.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build and upgrade new schools to serve a growing population.

Housing

Veterans Hospitals

Elder Care

  • Five of the most poorly staffed nursing homes in the state are in CA-48.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to fund home and community care for seniors.

Child Care

  • CA-48’s child care market only serves 34% of the district’s children, and 6% 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.

Florida (Statewide)

Clean Energy

  • Florida employs 149,624 workers in the clean energy sector, including the renewable energy, solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give Florida’s clean energy workers a wage boost.

New School Construction

  • Florida has among the fastest population growth in the nation.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build and upgrade new schools to serve a growing population.

ousing

Veterans Hospitals

  • Florida is served by several veterans hospitals that were graded as below average.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to upgrade VA hospitals.

Elder Care

  • Florida has 183 nursing homes rated below average in overall staffing and quality of care.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to fund home and quality community care for seniors.

Child Care

  • Across Florida, 38% of residents live in a childcare desert, meaning they have an insufficient supply of licensed child care.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to make child care more affordable and would invest in the child care workforce.

Florida’s 26th Congressional District (Rep. Carlos Gimenez – R)

Clean Energy

  • FL-26 employs 3,409 workers in the clean energy efficiency sector, including jobs in green energy.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give FL-26’s clean energy workers a wage boost.

New School Construction

  • FL-26 is part of the fastest growing county by population in the state.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build new schools to serve the growing population.

Housing

Veterans Hospitals

Child Care

  • FL-26’s child care market only serves 61% of the district’s children, and 16% 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.

Florida’s 27th Congressional District (Rep. María Elvira Salazar – R)

Clean Energy

  • FL-27 employs 3,824 workers in the clean energy efficiency sector, including jobs in renewable energy.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give FL-27’s clean energy workers a wage boost.

New School Construction

  • FL-27 is part of the fastest growing county by population in the state.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build new schools to serve the growing population.

Housing

Veterans Hospitals

Child Care

  • FL-27’s child care market only serves 66% of the district’s children, and 13% 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.

New Hampshire (Statewide)

Clean Energy

  • New Hampshire employs over 10,951 workers in the clean energy efficiency sector.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that could give New Hampshire’s clean energy workers a wage boost.

New School Construction

Housing

Veterans Hospitals

Elder Care

Child Care

  • Across New Hampshire, 46% of residents live in a childcare desert, meaning they have an insufficient supply of licensed child care.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to make child care more affordable and would invest in the child care workforce.

Iowa’s 1st Congressional District (Rep. Ashley Hinson – R)

Clean Energy

  • IA-01 employs 8,346 in the clean energy sector, including renewable energy jobs and energy efficiency jobs.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give IA-01’s clean energy workers a wage boost.

New School Construction

  • IA-01 includes one of the fastest growing counties by population in the state.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build new schools to serve the growing population.

Housing

Elder Care

  • IA-01 has two nursing homes that are rated much below average.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to fund home and community care for seniors.

Child Care

  • IA-01’s child care market only serves 63% of the district’s children, and 14% 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.

Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District (Mariannette Miller-Meeks – R)

Clean Energy

  • IA-02 employs 7,030 workers in the clean energy sector, including renewable energy jobs and energy efficiency jobs.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give IA-02’s clean energy workers a wage boost.

New School Construction

  • IA-02 includes one of the fastest growing counties by population in the state.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build new schools to serve the growing population.

Housing

Elder Care

Child Care

  • IA-02’s child care market only serves 58% of the district’s children, and 15% 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.

New York’s 21st Congressional District (Rep. Elise Stefanik – R)

Clean Energy

  • NY-21 employs 4,122 workers in the clean energy efficiency sector, including jobs in renewable energy.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give NY-21’s clean energy workers a wage boost.

New School Construction

  • NY-21 includes six of the fastest growing counties by population in the state.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build and upgrade new schools to serve a growing population.

Housing

Veterans Hospitals

Elder Care

Child Care

  • NY-21’s child care market only serves 18% of the district’s children, and 19% 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.

New York’s 24th Congressional District (Rep. John Katko – R)

Clean Energy

  • NY-24 employs 5,096 workers in the clean energy efficiency sector, including jobs in renewable energy.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give NY-24’s clean energy workers a wage boost.

New School Construction

  • NY-24 includes one of the fastest growing counties by population in the state.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build and upgrade new schools to serve a growing population.

Housing

Veterans Hospitals

Elder Care

Child Care

  • NY-24’s child care market only serves 22% of the district’s children, and 20% 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.

Pennsylvania (Statewide) 

Clean Energy

  • Pennsylvania employs 87,313 workers in the clean energy sector, including the renewable energy, solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give Pennsylvania’ clean energy workers a wage boost.

New School Construction

Housing

Veterans Hospitals

  • Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are served by veterans hospitals that received just 3 out of 5 stars.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to upgrade VA hospitals.

Elder Care

  • Pennsylvania has four nursing homes that are rated much below average.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to fund home and community care for seniors.

Child Care

  • Across Pennsylvania, 57% of residents live in a childcare desert, meaning they have an insufficient supply of licensed child care.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to make child care more affordable and would invest in the child care workforce.

Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District (Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick – R)

Clean Energy

  • PA-01 employs 4,788 workers in the clean energy efficiency sector, including renewable energy jobs and energy efficiency jobs.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give PA-01’s clean energy workers a wage boost.

New School Construction

  • Bucks County, located in PA-01, is home to several fast growing townships.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build new schools to serve the growing population.

Housing

Elder Care

  • PA-01 houses a nursing home with a much below average rating.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to fund home and community care for seniors.

Child Care

  • PA-01’s child care market only serves 45% of the district’s children, and 22% 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.

Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District (Rep. Scott Perry – R)

Clean Energy

  • PA-10 employs 4,228 workers in the clean energy efficiency sector, including renewable energy jobs and energy efficiency jobs.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give PA-10’s clean energy workers a wage boost.

New School Construction

  • Cumberland, located in parts of PA-10, is the fastest growing county in Pennsylvania.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build new schools to serve the growing population.

Housing

Elder Care

  • PA-10 houses a nursing home with a much below average rating.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to fund home and community care for seniors.

Child Care

  • PA-10’s child care market only serves 37% of the district’s children, and 20% 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.

Wisconsin (Statewide)

Clean Energy

  • Wisconsin employs 69,343 workers in the clean energy sector, including the renewable energy, solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give Wisconsin’s clean energy workers a wage boost.

Housing

Veterans Hospitals

Elder Care

Child Care

  • Across Wisconsin, 54% of residents live in a childcare desert, meaning they have an insufficient supply of licensed child care.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to make child care more affordable and would invest in the child care workforce.

Arizona’s 6th Congressional District (Rep. David Schweikert – R)

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, the AZ-06 region lost 12,459 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help spur clean job creation — and return AZ-06’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

New School Construction

Housing

eterans Hospitals

Elder Care

  • Two of the most poorly staffed nursing homes in the state are in AZ-06.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to fund home and community care for seniors.

Child Care

  • AZ-06’s child care market only serves 64% 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.

New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District (Rep. Yvette Herrell – R)

Clean Energy

  • NM-02 employs 1,185 workers in the clean energy efficiency sector, including jobs in green energy.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give NM-02’s clean energy workers a wage boost.

New School Construction

  • NM-02 includes the fastest growing counties by population in the state.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build and upgrade new schools to serve a growing population.

Housing

Veterans Hospitals

Elder Care

  • 58% of New Mexico’s most poorly staffed nursing homes are in NM-02.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to fund home and community care for seniors.

Child Care

Ohio’s 1st Congressional District (Rep. Steve Chabot – R)

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, the OH-01 region lost 5,138 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help spur clean job creation — and return OH-01’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

New School Construction

  • OH-01 includes two of the fastest growing counties by population in the state.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build and upgrade new schools to serve a growing population.

Housing

Elder Care

Child Care

Texas 23rd Congressional District (Rep. Tony Gonzales – R)

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, the TX-23 region lost 4,807 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help spur clean job creation — and return TX-23’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

New School Construction

  • TX-23 includes parts of the two of the fastest growing counties by population in the state.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build and upgrade new schools to serve a growing population.

Housing

Veterans Hospitals

Elder Care

Child Care

Texas 24th Congressional District (Rep. Beth Van Duyne – R)

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, the TX-24 region lost 13,558 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help spur clean job creation — and return TX-24’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

New School Construction

  • TX-24 includes three of the fastest growing counties by population in the state.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build and upgrade new schools to serve a growing population.

ousing

Veterans Hospitals

lder Care

Child Care

Virginia (Statewide) 

Clean Energy

  • Virginia is home to 88,370 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the renewable energy, solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give Florida’s clean energy workers a wage boost.

Housing

Veterans Hospitals

Elder Care

Child Care

  • Across Virginia, 47% of residents live in a childcare desert, meaning they have an insufficient supply of licensed child care.

  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to make child care more affordable and would invest in the child care workforce.