IN THE STATES: From Health Care to Gas Prices, Democrats Push to Cut Costs for Working People

This week, President Biden, Vice President Harris and former President Obama proposed new measures to build on the Affordable Care Act and close the “family glitch,” which could help nearly 1 million Americans, driving local headlines about how Democrats are working to make health care coverage more affordable. At the same time, Republicans have promised to deliver an agenda of hiking taxes and higher health insurance premiums if they take power.

And while Democrats were working to lower health care costs, local headlines highlighted the 193 House Republican votes against the Affordable Insulin Now Act last week, which would cap the cost of insulin for many Americans at $35 per month. 

Americans across the country saw gas prices begin to drop after President Biden announced the largest release of U.S. oil reserves in history to help American families who are paying more at the pump due to Putin’s Price Hike. 

President Biden and Democrats’ American Rescue Plan, which passed with no Republican support, made more headlines this week as its investments continued to bolster communities across the country, which will help make everything from housing to child care more affordable. 

And Republican governors (looking at you DeSantis and Reynolds) keep taking credit for American Rescue Plan dollars, even after calling the bill, “Washington at its worst.” 

Not to be outdone, President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law made news everywhere from North Carolina to New Mexico for investments that will save Americans time and money by helping to boost public transit, improve energy efficiency, and more.