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For Immediate Release

Sarah Crozier,

Main Street Alliance Reacts to the Build Back Better Framework


On the release of the White House framework for the Build Back Better plan today, Main Street Alliance Co-Executive Director Chanda Causer had this to say:

"Main Street Alliance supports progress on the framework for the Build Back Better plan as the final deal begins to take shape. In partnership, the Build Back Better Agenda and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will make critical investments we need to build our economy and rebuild our communities. The President's legislative agenda will invest in our nation's future and build an economy that rewards work, not wealth, by lowering costs for working people, supporting small businesses, and creating millions of new good-paying jobs.

Building on the American Rescue Plan this Spring, we have moved from rescue to recovery with this historic investment in our middle class. However, we also know that this is a downpayment on a more equitable future. There is more work to be done. By removing paid leave from negotiations, politicians missed another opportunity to build back with equity. The lack of paid leave overly burdens the ability for small businesses to provide space and hold a job for an employee who needs time for their family, as well as themselves. Main Street Alliance stands ready to continue to elevate what small businesses need now."

The Main Street Alliance (MSA) is a national network of small business coalitions working to build a new voice for small businesses on important public policy issues. Main Street Alliance members are working throughout the country to build policies that work for business owners, their employees, and the communities they serve.