Statement from BBT Executive Director Danielle Melfi on Inflation Reduction Act
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 27, 2022
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STATEMENT FROM BBT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DANIELLE MELFI ON INFLATION REDUCTION ACT
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Building Back Together Executive Director Danielle Melfi released the following statement calling on Congress to swiftly pass the Inflation Reduction Act, historic legislation that would lower costs for working families:
“The Inflation Reduction Act will improve the lives of working Americans — full stop. It is a historic win for families, for workers, for our economy and for our planet. It will bring down the cost of essentials like health care, prescription drugs, and energy bills, all while tackling climate change and reducing the federal deficit by ensuring the ultra wealthy and big corporations pay their fair share. It does all of this – and it does not raise taxes a single cent on anyone making less than $400,000 a year.
“This is at the core of President Biden’s agenda, which has always been centered on the needs and priorities of working people. Since day one, he’s fought to ensure families have greater opportunities and more breathing room in their budgets. This legislation will do just that. Congress must act swiftly to send it to his desk.”