U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act:
"The Build Back Better Act is a game changer for our country. It will make once-in-a-generation investments in the American people, lower costs, cut taxes, create climate careers, and make the wealthy and corporations finally pay their fair share.
"I remain deeply committed to seeing that the Senate takes this up quickly -- to increase opportunities for families in New Mexico and go big on climate action so our kids can inherit a safe and livable planet. Their future literally depends it. This is our best, and maybe our last, chance to pass policies that meet the scale of the climate crisis. We can't afford to waste it."