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The Build Back Better Act proposes an investment in us — working families — that will pay dividends for our society in the near and long term. This investment in America’s workforce isn’t so much radical as it is long overdue.

It will lower costs and reduce economic challenges for working-class families. Expanding investments in education could help reset downward trends. We need universal preschool, help with the cost of quality child care and with combating child poverty.

Extending tax credits for buying health insurance through the Affordable Care Act helps West Virginians.. Provide seniors with extended Medicare coverage, and the high price of drugs could be negotiated and the drugs made affordable.

Our economy is in a stalemate. with coal, which will not make a steadfast return. We must diversify and partake in the green-collar job market and industry. Build Back Better will bring thousands of jobs to our state.

Those of us who strive to make our lives better deserve access to the necessities to do so. Build Back Better is the right step in this direction.

Adam Starks


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