The Congressional Hispanic Caucus's (CHC) campaign chief on Friday lashed out at Republicans following House passage of President BidenJoe BidenGOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips Five House members meet with Taiwanese president despite Chinese objections Sunday shows preview: New COVID-19 variant emerges; supply chain issues and inflation persist MORE's Build Back Better bill.
Rep. Rubén Gallego (D-Ariz.), the chairman of Bold PAC, called out Republican opposition to the bill, which includes health care, immigration, education and family care provisions that are popular among many Hispanic communities.
"We’re building back better for the Latino community by expanding access to affordable health care, making our immigration system more humane and efficient, and investing in childcare and caregiving — by extending the Child Tax Credit and establishing universal preschool," said Gallego.
"Republicans have proven time and again that if people elect them, they will vote against policies that help hard working Americans — like the American Rescue Plan, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the Build Back Better Act — and will then go back to their districts and lie to their constituents about supporting them," he added.
Most Democrats are taking a victory lap Friday, as the bill's passage marked the end of long and sometimes contentious intraparty negotiations that threatened to break down often over the last few months.
The bill has yet to be approved by the Senate, and certain aspects still have to be cleared by the upper chamber's parliamentarian to see if they are compatible with the reconciliation process.
Still, House passage of Biden's signature legislation comes as the president's poll numbers seem to have hit rock bottom and Democrats face mighty headwinds heading into the 2022 midterm elections.
Party campaign committees, like Bold PAC, were hungry for legislative accomplishments to take to their base and energize armies of volunteers to rile up voters before the election.
Bold PAC's core missions are to protect CHC incumbents and expand the number of elected members of the caucus.
In recent cycles Bold PAC has also moved aggressively with independent expenditures promoting the CHC's non-Hispanic allies around the country.