Press Release
For Immediate Release: 
November 5, 2021
Contact Info: 
Margaret Mulkerrin 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (SC-06) for a press conference this afternoon on House Democrats’ work to advance President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda. Below is a transcript of his remarks and a link to the video:
Click here for the full video.
“Thank you, Madam Speaker, and Jim Clyburn for the hard work that you and your Whip organization, but you in particular, have put forth in terms of getting the work done.
“What is the work? The work is two bills. They are the President's vision of a better and stronger America, a more competitive America. An America that reaches out to its working men and women, its families, to its children, to educate them, to seniors, to care – make sure that they're cared for properly. These two bills will make, as the President says, a generational change for our country.
“I believe that the votes today to pass the infrastructure bill and to provide for a path forward by adopting the Rule for the passage of the Build Back Better legislation will be a giant step forward. And I am absolutely convinced, beyond a doubt, that before Thanksgiving, the week of the 15th, we will pass the Build Back Better legislation. All Members of our Caucus have indicated they are for BIF. Almost every Member has indicated and I believe we will have an overwhelming Democratic vote and pass on our side of the aisle, the Build Back Better legislation.
“I’d now like to yield to my friend Jim Clyburn, who has been so important in moving this bill forward.”