“Para reducir los costos de los medicamentos recetados, para reducir los costos de atención médica, para reducir el déficit y pagado para bajar la inflación, para salvar el planeta, y todos los republicanos en la Cámara y en el Senado votaron en contra,” the California Democrat said at the bill enrollment ceremony for the Inflation Reduction Act on Friday.
Pelosi continuó, “How could they vote against lowering prescription drug costs? How could they vote against helping families with their health care costs? How can they vote against the planet, Mother Earth? Mother Earth gets angry from time to time, and this legislation will help us address all of that.”
House Democrats passed la $ 739 billion Inflation Reduction Act on Friday without any Republican votes, giving President Biden’s domestic agenda a boost at a time of record high inflation and low presidential job approval numbers.
Republicans who opposed the bill argued that it is packed with unnecessary spending and will not address rising inflation with many citing a report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office that said the legislation will have a “negligible” effect on inflation.
President Biden is expected to sign the bill next week when he returns from vacation in South Carolina.