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Mariannette Miller-Meeks Receives Marching Orders from Big Pharma Donors: Vote Against Cutting Costs, Reducing Inflation

House passes the Inflation Reduction Act, but Miller-Meeks opposes critical measures to lower costs

The House passed the Inflation Reduction Act, broadly popular legislation that will lower the cost of prescription drugs, health insurance, and everyday energy costs — all while reducing the deficit and carbon emissions, by making the wealthiest corporations finally pay their fair share.

Despite Americans supporting every component of this bill, Republicans chose politics and voted against legislation that will benefit American families. Mariannette Miller-Meeks voted with her Washington party bosses, siding with billionaire corporations and drug companies over Illinoisans.

Here is what the Inflation Reduction Act does:

  • Allows Medicare to negotiate drug prices and caps out-of-pocket spending for prescription drugs at $2000 per year.

  • Lowers health care premiums by $800 per year for 13 million Americans covered under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Is expected to reduce the deficit by more than $300 billion which will help tackle inflation and lower costs for families.

  • Takes the most aggressive action in history to combat the climate change crisis, reducing carbon emissions by roughly 40 percent by 2030.

  • Lowers energy costs, increases cleaner production, strengthens our energy security, and creates jobs manufacturing solar panels, wind turbines, and electric vehicles in America.

  • Establishes a minimum corporate tax so the wealthiest corporations finally pay their fair share and doesn’t raise taxes on those making under $400,000 a year.

  • Pays for itself.

Separately, these components are a win for Illinoisans and together they are set to reduce inflation. If Republicans like Mariannette Miller-Meeks had their way, none of this would be possible.

DCCC spokesperson Matt Corridoni:
“Christina Bohannan delivered historic legislation that puts people before politics, lowers costs, lowers the deficit, fights inflation, and addresses the climate crisis, while creating jobs and saving Illinoisans money. Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ party chose to play politics and did nothing to help address challenges Illinois families face. Voters should know that Miller-Meeks would have sided with her party bosses and the drug companies, not Illinoisans.”

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