IN THE STATES: Republicans Vote Against Lowering Costs
May 20, 2022
In the states this week, as Democrats passed bills to provide emergency funding to address the shortage of infant formula and help prevent gas price gouging at the pump, House Republicans overwhelmingly voted against these measures – showing that while Democrats are laser-focused on lowering costs, Republicans are more interested in pushing their ultra-MAGA agenda than helping the American people.
- In Wisconsin: WHBL: Wisconsin GOP Representatives Vote Against $28 Million Baby Formula Bill
- In Florida: CL Tampa Bay: Here are the Florida Republicans who voted against the bill to ease baby formula shortage
- In Iowa: Iowa Starting Line: Iowa Republicans Vote Against Bill To Address Baby Formula Shortage
- In Texas: The Texas Tribune: Texas Republicans Chip Roy and Louie Gohmert among few to vote against U.S. House bill to help poor mothers access formula
- In Colorado: The Denver Channel: Rep. Boebert one of 9 Republicans to vote against two bills tied to formula shortage
- In Utah: Deseret News: Federal money to help fix baby formula shortage? Utah GOP congressmen say no
- In New Jersey: Insider NJ: NJDSC: Van Drew Votes NO on House Bill to Address Baby Formula Crisis
- In Florida: MySunCoast: House Democrats propose $28 million bill to address baby formula shortage
- In Maryland: Fox Baltimore: Congressman Ruppersberger votes for Bill to prevent higher prices at the gas pump
- In Oregon: Bend Bulletin: House approves bill to take aim at gasoline ‘price gouging’
Also this week, Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison is traveling to states across the South to host community engagement events and promote how the Biden-Harris administration and Democrats have delivered for the American people while Republicans are focused only on pushing their extreme MAGA agenda.
Here are some photos from Chair Harrison’s listening session with LGBTQ and youth leaders in Orlando and roundtable with Puerto Rican community leaders in Kissimmee, Florida:
On Monday, President Biden unveiled his Housing Supply Action Plan to help lower housing costs over time by boosting the supply of quality housing in communities across the country. President Biden’s plan involves creating and preserving hundreds of thousands of affordable housing units in the next three years to increase the amount of affordable housing available.
- In North Carolina: ABC 11: President Biden announces plan to ease burden of housing costs
- In Florida: WFLA: Tampa Bay gets millions in HUD grants as part of Biden housing program
- In Ohio: The Columbus Dispatch: Affordable housing: Biden Administration offering cities incentives for zoning changes
- In Missouri: KMMO: WHITE HOUSE REVEALS PLANS TO PROTECT AND EXPAND AFFORDABLE HOUSING AMID RISING INFLATION
- In South Dakota: KEVN: Biden-Harris Administration aiming to ease the burden of high housing costs
- In New York: NNY360: Biden administration announces plan to ease housing crunch
Over the weekend, people across the country mobilized for “Bans Off Our Bodies” rallies and marches as part of a nationwide day of action calling out Republicans’ radical, anti-choice agenda and highlighting what’s at stake this November.
- In Florida: Sun Sentinel: Abortion-rights rally draws hundreds in Delray Beach
- In Georgia: FOX Atlanta: ‘Bans off our Bodies’: Georgians rally to defend Roe v. Wade protections
- In Michigan: The Detroit News: ‘Bans off’: Congresswomen Dingell, Stabenow address crowd at UM abortion rights rally
- In Nevada: Las Vegas Review-Journal: Sisolak joins protest, calls leaked abortion draft opinion ‘devastating’
- In Wisconsin: NBC Madison: Hundreds gather in Madison for pro-choice rally
- In New Hampshire: Seacoast Online: ‘It was the right decision’: Women speak up at Bans Off Our Bodies rally at Prescott Park
- In Pennsylvania: PennLive: More than 1,000 gather in Harrisburg to rally for abortion rights
- In Hawaii: Hawaii News Now: Hundreds march for abortion rights in Hawaii as part of ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ movement
- In Indiana: Indianapolis Star: ‘We won’t go back’: Hundreds rally for abortion rights at Indiana Statehouse
- In Idaho: NBC Boise: Thousands gather in Boise for ‘Bans off our Bodies’ rally
- In Washington: The Seattle Times: Abortion-rights supporters demonstrate in Seattle and across the U.S.