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Sunrise Movement Responds to BBB Framework: Don’t Take Progressive Votes for Granted

WASHINGTON -

Today, following the release of a reconciliation framework, Varshini Prakash, Executive Director of Sunrise Movement, released the following statement: 

“This framework is exactly that – it’s just a framework. A deal is not a deal until progressives agree to it. It’s promising to see a substantial investment in climate action, but it’s appalling and frankly cruel that drug pricing, paid leave, Medicare expansion on dental and vision, are all cut from the framework, and Biden seems willing to leave a pathway to citizenship for millions up to an un-elected Parliamentarian.

“We stand with Senator Sanders and House Progressives on needing to see the legislative text, ensuring Senator Manchin and Sinema vote for the reconciliation package, and passing reconciliation in the House before the House brings the BIF to a vote. Progressives are the ones who have fought like hell for Biden’s full agenda, and their votes cannot be taken for granted.”

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Sunrise Movement is a movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.

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