Republicans Keep Voting Against Lowering Costs
July 13, 2022
While Democrats remain laser-focused on lowering costs for American families, Republicans in Congress have repeatedly blocked efforts to bring down costs for hardworking Americans — be it for insulin, gas, or otherwise. Here’s a reminder the GOP is interested more in pushing their extreme MAGA agenda than delivering real results.
A majority of House Republicans voted against capping insulin prices. Republicans refuse to address high drug costs proving just how backward their agenda truly is.
MSNBC: “Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who has previously negotiated a plan to lower prescription drug costs with Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), admitted during a committee hearing it would likely be hard to pass if his own party regained control of Congress. He called on Democrats to pass it now.”
NBC News: “The House passed legislation Thursday that would cap the monthly cost of insulin at $35 for the millions of diabetic Americans who rely on the drug. Lawmakers approved the measure in a 232-193 vote, with just a dozen Republicans joining Democrats in support.”
Republican lawmakers are so opposed to making prescription drugs more affordable that Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell is holding American jobs hostage to block a bill.
POLITICO: “McConnell gets GOP backup in his move to snarl bipartisan U.S.-China bill”
And let’s not forget: Every single Republican in Congress voted against the American Rescue Plan — which boosted ACA subsidies and provided more help for Americans to afford their health care premiums.
Vox: “Republicans shamelessly take credit for Covid relief they voted against”
As if that weren’t enough, every single House Republican voted against price gouging legislation aimed at lowering gas prices.
CBS News: “The House of Representatives passed a bill along party lines Thursday that seeks to lower gas prices by cracking down on alleged price gouging by energy companies. The House vote was 217-207: no Republican supported the bill, suggesting it’s likely headed for failure in the Senate.”
At every turn, Republicans have voted against critical measures designed to bring down costs for America’s working families.