Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

October 28, 2021

Looney, Duff Applaud Biden’s Build Back Better Framework

“A Tremendous Win for Connecticut”

HARTFORD – Today, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) released the following statement applauding today’s Build Back Better framework announcement from President Joe Biden.

“The Build Back Better framework is a tremendous win for Connecticut. If it is adopted by Congress we will see more job creation and economic growth, increased financial support for middle class families, and more clean energy.

“Specifically, families will receive significant savings on childcare and receive beneficial tax cuts through the Child Tax Credit. Universal, free pre-school for all young children will provide a platform nationwide for our future generations to support stronger and earlier access to education. It invests heavily in responding to climate change, and in doing so provides strong incentives for families to adopt clean energy – with more clean energy resources built right here in our country. It represents the nation’s biggest leap in affordable health care since the adoption of the Affordable Care Act, works to counter the increased costs faced by middle-class workers and requires corporations to pay their fair share.

“Our thanks to President Biden for shepherding this historic plan to this point. And thank you to our superb Congressional delegation, Senators Dick Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Representatives Rosa DeLauro, John Larson, Joe Courtney, Jim Himes, and Jahana Hayes. Their support for a strong Build Back Better plan will pay dividends for Connecticut for a generation.

“Our nation needs solutions to move forward in this decade. Build Back Better provides a blueprint to help us do just that.”