Re: “Congress: Build Back Better” [Dec. 21, Northwest Voices]:

The problem with Build Back Better is not the 50 GOP senators and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin who indicate that they would vote “no” if a vote was taken. The problem with BBB is that it is bad legislation crafted to go through the reconciliation process.

What the president, House and Senate should do is build a bill together that has elements that better reflect the entire country and not just the progressive arm of one party.

Jim Van Camp, Camano Island