Jubilant Democrats leapt for joy on the House floor on Friday after passing the Build Back Better Act.
"On this vote, the yeas are 220, the nays are 213, the Build Back Better bill is passed," Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced on the House floor.
Every single Republican voted against the bill.
Blue Dog Maine Rep. Jared Golden was the only Democrat to vote against the bill, complaining it did not tax billionaires and included "tax giveaways to millionaires."Matthew ChapmanSeptember 30, 2021
"The measure adopted Friday amounts to a dramatic re-envisioning of the role of government in Americans' daily lives. It sets aside in some cases historic sums to aid workers, families and businesses, seeking to rewire the very fabric of an economy still recovering from the financial devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic," The Washington Post reported. "But the more than $2 trillion bill, the final component in Biden's broader economic agenda, still must survive an even tougher political slog in the days ahead. The House vote sends the tax-and-spending package next to the Senate, where moderates including Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-WV) long have harbored skepticism about its price tag and policy scope — and could further seek to pare back its provisions."
Democrats celebrated after the vote, Grace Segers of The New Republic reported.
Democrats circled around Pelosi and chanted "Nancy! Nancy! Nancy!" when she left the dais.
— Grace Segers (@Grace_Segers) November 19, 2021