[***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***]
October 29th, 2021
Washington, D.C. — The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans issued the following statement in response to the revised framework for the Build Back Better agenda. The agreement resulting from negotiations between the White House and Congress makes historic investments in American families and our country’s infrastructure.
This bipartisan agreement is a remarkable accomplishment during a time when toxic partisanship has hardened our political discourse and nearly ground collective progress to a halt. While we are thrilled with a number of provisions in the agreement, including investments in our communities, families, education and well-being, this is still very much a compromise that has left a great deal of work unfinished.
We applaud the leadership of the White House and Congress, as well as the work of our member organizations who have been engaged on a number of provisions within the agreement for months.
We will celebrate this victory when it is the law of the land. And then continue to fight for the progress that remains unrealized.
Based in Washington, D.C., the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans is a coalition of 38 national Asian Pacific American organizations that serves to represent the interests of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and to provide a national voice for our communities’ concerns. Our communities are the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States, currently making up approximately six percent of the population.