BREAKING: Every Single House Republican Voted Against Lowering Costs
August 12, 2022
Every single House Republican just voted to side with Big Pharma over the American people and against lowering costs.
That’s right: Every single House Republican opposed the Inflation Reduction Act — historic legislation that will lower costs and reduce the national deficit while making sure that middle-class families don’t pay a penny more in taxes.
Here are just some of the cost-saving provisions that Republicans voted against:
This critical legislation will lower prescription drug costs for millions of Americans by allowing Medicare to directly negotiate prices.
CNBC: “1 in 5 insulin users on Medicare has ‘catastrophic’ drug spending, Yale finds. The Inflation Reduction Act may help”
New York Times: “For the first time, Medicare would be allowed to negotiate with drugmakers on the price of prescription medicines, a proposal projected to save the federal government billions of dollars.”
Let’s not forget: Last weekend, Senate Republicans blocked a $35 cap on out-of-pocket insulin costs for Americans.
Daily Beast: “Republicans to People With Diabetes: Drop Dead”
These extreme Republicans opposed a fiscally responsible piece of legislation that will actually reduce the deficit while ensuring middle-class families don’t pay a penny more in taxes.
New York Magazine: “Republicans Say Biden’s Plan Taxes the Middle Class. That’s False.”
New York Times: “Analysis Deems Biden’s Climate and Tax Bill Fiscally Responsible”
Let’s be clear: A majority of House Republicans just voted to choose Big Pharma over the American people because they have no plan to bring down costs. America simply cannot afford this extreme agenda.