REPORT: HOW THE BUILD BACK BETTER AGENDA WILL BENEFIT KEY CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS

New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District 

Clean Energy

  • NJ-05 employs 6,117 workers in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give NJ-05’s clean energy workers a wage boost. 

New School Construction 

  • NJ-05 includes the second fastest growing county by population in the state. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build new schools to serve the growing population. 

Housing

Veterans Hospitals

Elder Care

  • 1 out of 10 of the worst nursing homes in the state are in NJ-05.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to fund home and community care for seniors.

Child Care

  • NJ-05’s child care market only serves 47% of the district’s children, and 6% of children live in poverty. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to make child care more affordable and would invest in the child care workforce.  

Maine’s Second Congressional District 

Clean Energy

  • ME-02 employs over 3,000 workers in the clean energy efficiency sector. The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that could give ME-02’s clean energy workers a wage boost. 

New School Construction 

Housing

  • 22% of renter households in ME-02 are severely burdened with costs and the district has an affordable housing deficit of over 12,000 homes. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to build affordable homes.

Veterans Hospitals

Elder Care

Child Care

  • ME-02’s child care market only serves 51% of children and 21% of the district’s children live in poverty.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to make child care more affordable and would invest in the child care workforce.  

Virginia’s Seventh Congressional District 

Clean Energy

  • VA-07 employs over 5,000 workers in the clean energy efficiency sector. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that could give VA-07’s clean energy workers a wage boost. 

New School Construction 

  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 5 out of the 10 counties with the fastest population growth in Virginia are a part of VA-07.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build new schools to serve the growing population. 

Housing

  • 22% of renter households in VA-07 are severely burdened with costs and the district has an affordable housing deficit of over 14,000 homes.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to build affordable homes.

Veterans Hospitals

Elder Care

Child Care

  • VA-07’s child care market only serves 56% of the district’s children while 9% of children live in poverty.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to make child care more affordable and would invest in the child care workforce.  

Oregon’s Fifth Congressional District 

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, the OR-05 region lost over 5,700 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help spur clean job creation — and return OR-05’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

New School Construction 

  • OR-05 is home to one of the most overcrowded school districts in the state.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build new schools to serve the growing population. 

Housing

  • 24% of renter households in OR-05 are severely burdened with costs and the district has an affordable housing deficit of over 24,000 homes.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to build affordable homes.

Veterans Hospitals

Elder Care

  • 1 out of 6 of the most poorly staffed nursing homes in the state are located in OR-05.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to fund home and community care for seniors.

Child Care

  • OR-05’s child care market only serves 29% of the district’s children while 15% of children live in poverty.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to make child care more affordable and would invest in the child care workforce.  

Pennsylvania’s Seventeenth Congressional District 

Clean Energy

  • In 2020, the PA-17 region lost over 5,700 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help spur clean job creation — and return PA-17’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels.

New School Construction 

Housing

  • 20% of renter households in PA-17 are severely burdened with costs and the district has a housing deficit of over 12,000 homes.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to build affordable homes.

Veterans Hospitals

  • Of PA-17’s two VA medical centers, neither are ranked at five stars.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to upgrade VA hospitals.

Elder Care

Child Care

  • PA-17’s child care market only serves 42% of the district’s children while 17% of children live in poverty.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to make child care more affordable and would invest in the child care workforce.  

Minnesota’s Third Congressional District 

Clean Energy

  • MN-03 employs over 15,000 workers in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries. 
  • In 2020, the MN-03 region lost over 7,000 jobs in the clean energy sector, including the solar, wind, energy efficiency, and clean vehicle industries. 
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments in clean energy that would give MN-03’s clean energy workers a wage boost and return PA-17’s clean energy jobs to pre-pandemic levels

New School Construction 

  • MN-03 includes the fastest-growing county by population in the state.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to help build new schools to serve the growing population. 

Housing

  • 21% of renter households in MN-03 are severely burdened with costs while the district has an affordable housing shortage.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to build affordable homes.

Elder Care

  • MN-03 is home to four of the most poorly rated nursing homes in the state.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to fund home and community care for seniors.

Child Care

  • MN-03’s child care market only serves 59% of the district’s children while 5% of children live in poverty.
  • The Build Back Better agenda includes investments to make child care more affordable and would invest in the child care workforce.