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Rep. Salazar Votes Against Lower Prices, More American Energy, and Addressing Inflation

House passes Inflation Reduction Act, no thanks to Salazar

The House passed the Inflation Reduction Actbroadly 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, María Elvira Salazar chose to play politics, lie to voters, and vote against legislation that will benefit American families.

Here is what the Inflation Reduction Act does and what Salazar voted to stop:

  • 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 Floridians and together they are set to reduce inflation. If Salazar had her way, none of this would be possible.

DCCC spokesperson Nebeyatt Betre:
“María Elvira Salazar chose politics and once again did nothing to help address the challenges South Florida’s families face. If Salazar had her way, prescription drug prices and healthcare premiums would remain high, the deficit wouldn’t shrink, inflation would continue, and energy production would remain stagnant – all to the benefit of the country’s richest corporations and special interest groups. Voters see where Salazar’s priorities lie and will send her packing this November.”


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