STATEMENT: CONGRESS MUST PASS RECONCILIATION BILL LOWERING HEALTHCARE COSTS BEFORE AUGUST RECESS WHILE BIDEN TAKES EXECUTIVE ACTION ON CLIMATE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
July 15th, 2022

Contact: 
Jack Miller, Communications Director
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 STATEMENT: CONGRESS MUST PASS RECONCILIATION BILL LOWERING HEALTHCARE COSTS BEFORE AUGUST RECESS WHILE BIDEN TAKES EXECUTIVE ACTION ON CLIMATE 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to recent news on the Senate reconciliation package, Invest in America’s senior adviser Zac Petkanas issued the following statement:

“We applaud President Biden’s vow to take strong executive action to address the climate crisis given the shortsighted intransigence from 100% of Republican lawmakers and Senator Manchin. Investing in clean energy and a 21st century economy would make America energy independent, create millions of good paying jobs, and prevent untold human and financial damage from climate disasters like hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, and floods.

“In the meantime, Congress must take this historic opportunity to win a major victory over the pharmaceutical industry by lowering the cost of prescription drugs and health insurance for millions of Americans. This is a big deal and we urge Congress to get this major piece of the Biden agenda over the finish line before the August recess.”

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Invest In America is a national rapid response operation advocating for robust public investment to rescue the economy from the COVID crisis and create prosperity for the future, and to fight back against fear-mongers who use deficit concerns as a scapegoat to starve American communities and businesses of resources.

The operation consists of two components: Invest in America, the charitable and public education arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Economic Security Project co-chair Chris Hughes; and Invest in America Action, the advocacy and social welfare arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project Action funded by Chris Hughes and the Omidyar Network.

Learn more at InvestInAmericaNow.com and @InvestNowUSA, and InvestinAmericaProject.com.

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