Editor:

    Congress needs to pass the Build Back Better Act and put it on President Biden’s desk for a signature as soon as possible.

    The Build Back Better Act will help lift the burden on the middle class and all our families. We can and will Build Back Better with upgraded and modernized public school buildings, universal paid family leave, lower childcare costs for all families and more affordable prescription medications more affordable for everyone.

    The Build Back Better Act will make pre-K free for all 3- and 4-year-olds, make sure hungry children have better access to free school meals, make college for affordable and ease the crushing weight of student debt by increasingly loan forgiveness for the nurses and teachers serving our communities.

    It’s time that those who can afford to do so pay their fair share by increasing the corporate tax rate and closing Donald Trump’s tax loopholes. We can help middle class families and increase the money for local services by scrapping the state and local tax cap and enhancing the Child Tax Credit.

    It is time to invest in America. This bill will only be as strong as we demand. We know what works and we know how to pay for it. The time is now for Congress to invest in families, children and communities and pass the Build Back Better Act.

    Miguelanjel Ortiz

    Peñasco

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