MADISON, Wis.— Family Friendly Wisconsin released the following statement today, celebrating the passage of the Build Back Better Act by the United States House of Representatives, and urging swift passage by the U.S. Senate.
Brita Olsen, state director of Family Friendly Wisconsin:
“Family Friendly Wisconsin is grateful for the leadership of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Reps. Ron Kind, Gwen Moore, and Mark Pocan in passing the Build Back Better Act in the U.S. House of Representatives today.
“The inclusion of a comprehensive, permanent paid family and medical leave is especially important for the resources it will provide women and children in Wisconsin to recover from the pandemic. The transformative investments in child care and caregiving in Build Back Better will deliver much needed relief for working families.
“Family Friendly Wisconsin is proud to support the proposals in the Build Back Better Act. We call on Sens. Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson to support and ensure swift passage of the Build Back Better Act in the U.S. Senate.