Summary of Provisions in the Build Back Better Bill

After months of negotiations, on November 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.85 trillion “Build Back Better” 10-year budget reconciliation package, by a near party-line vote of 220-213. However, the Senate is expected to modify the historic social spending and climate legislation in an effort to win over the razor-thin Democratic majority. Two Senate moderates, Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), have yet to publicly endorse the House-passed measure. Before the bill can become law, they and other Senators may seek changes prior to another vote in the House, and then to the President for his signature.