Here is what Democrats are trying to do…
The White House and Democrats in Congress are now close to reaching a deal on President Biden’s Build Back Better (BBB) spending plan and now the Biden administration is suggesting they will allot a portion of money to positively impact Black America.
According to The Grio, Democratic U.S. Congresswoman Alexander Ocasio-Cortez recently said, “It’s unfortunate how much, sometimes, provisions for our Black communities get trimmed back along with so many other provisions for people of color.”
AOC then hinted, “But I do think that there are a lot of exciting investments here. We had those initial expansions for Black farmers in the original [American Rescue Plan]. But as we’ve seen, there’s been so much pushback on that and [we] continue to push for that. [It] is super important.”
Furthermore, top officials from the White House, such as Susan Rice, has also informed the media that Black farmers will receive some type of funding from President Biden’s Build Back Better plan.
Rice, who also worked under Obama, believes that Black farmers will receive somewhere around the range of $6 billion from Biden’s BBB plan.
There are currently ~49,000 Black farmers in America and a majority of them helped President Biden get elected in 2020.
The Biden Administration is also expected to take some money from the Build Back Better plan and combat gun-related crime in Black communities as well.