After long-awaited decisions kept progress at bay on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, President Joe Biden released framework for the Build Back Better Act on Thursday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the infrastructure bill will be up for a vote, and if it does not get enough votes to pass, the vote will be left open. Details of the framework were needed from some key Democratic representatives to give the infrastructure bill the green light. However, some House members say language in the framework still provides no assurances the infrastructure bill will make it through the Senate. The White House states Biden heard input from all sides and is confident the bill will make it through both houses of congress. Along with providing resources to promote positive climate change, the bill also aims to “strengthen the middle class through historic investment in equity, safety and fairness” while also supporting a new Rural Partnership Program. Read more on the Build Back Better framework and infrastructure legislation progress.

An official statement from Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack can be found here.