Build Back Better Act

American bill introduced in 2021

The Build Back Better Bill is a bill introduced in the 117th Congress to support President Joe Biden's Build Back Better Plan. It included the American Jobs Plan and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, as a $3.5 trillion Democratic package that would focus on climate change and social policy. The price was lowered to about $2.2 trillion. The bill was passed 220–213 by the House of Representatives on November 19, 2021. However, it did not pass the United States Senate since there is no majority support among Democrats and Republicans.[1]

Build Back Better Bill
Great Seal of the United States
Long titleTo provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of S. Con. Res. 14.
Acronyms (colloquial)BBB
Enacted bythe 117th United States Congress
Legislative history


  1. Bowden, John (October 3, 2021). "Manchin leans over deck of yacht to say why he'll oppose healthcare expansion". The Independent. Archived from the original on October 3, 2021. Retrieved October 5, 2021.