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Patrick LeahyU.S. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont
Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy, President Pro Tempore, On Passage Of The Inflation Reduction Act

Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy, President Pro Tempore, On Passage Of The Inflation Reduction Act

“The Senate’s historic vote today represents a stark choice between two divergent views.  The first, that we must do all we can to help American families, our seniors, and our economy.  The second, that we should ignore the soaring costs of healthcare – and of particular prescription drugs – and the existential threats of climate change.  The choice could not be clearer, and yet it is mired in partisan politics.

“Today the Senate advanced a once-in-a-generation bill to meaningfully address the real threats of climate change.  It addresses the exorbitant price of prescription drugs.  And, despite claims to the contrary, it is poised to reduce the deficit.  Does this bill address every crisis facing our country?  No.  Does it take substantial steps forward in meeting the greatest threat to future generations in climate change?  Yes.

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