WASHINGTON — Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage of the $3.5 trillion budget resolution.

“This transformative budget will represent one of the most significant investments in workers, families, and communities in decades. We applaud Senator Sanders and Leader Schumer for their leadership in shepherding it through the Upper Chamber.

“Since April, our Caucus has been advocating for the need to fully deliver on the total promise of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, and not allow this moment to pass with only limited investments. Thanks to that work, this resolution includes our five priorities — providing funding to aggressively combat the climate crisis, house families who have been shut out of affordable housing, ensure that parents have child care and paid leave, expand Medicare to give millions of seniors the health care they need, and finally pass a roadmap to citizenship for our neighbors. We will work to ensure that these priorities are sufficiently funded and designed in implementation legislation. Our focus is now on ensuring we deliver this all the way to the President’s desk — which is why we will continue to stay focused on ensuring the passage of this bill before we can vote for the smaller bipartisan package sent over by the Senate.

“The American people delivered us the House, Senate, and White House not only to improve roads and bridges but to improve their daily lives, too. We can do that by using this governing moment to ensure that President Biden’s complete agenda is realized. We’re excited to be on the path toward achieving that goal, and will continue to work for a final reconciliation bill that meets the scale of this moment for our communities.”