August 15, 2022

Democrats Score Huge Legislative Victory Ahead of Midterms

The $740 billion Inflation Reduction Act is headed to President Joe Biden’s desk, signaling a big win for the Democrats ahead of the midterm elections.

The sweeping tax, climate, and health care bill passed through the House of Representatives in a 220-207 party-line vote, with every Democrat voting in favor and four Republicans not voting.

The House passage came just four days after the bill passed through the Senate in another party-line vote, wherein Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the Inflation Reduction Act “saves the planet while keeping more money in your pockets.”

“This bill, the Inflation Reduction Act, a package for the people, increases the leverage of the public interest over the special interests and expands health and financial security now and for generations to come,” Pelosi said.

Senate Democrats have been negotiating the package for more than a year, The Hill reported.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had argued against the bill in a 50-minute speech on Friday, calling it “misguided.”

“Democrats, more than any other majority in history, are addicted to spending other people’s money, regardless of what we as a country can afford,” McCarthy said from the House floor.

“Today, now they are choosing to end the session by spending half-a-trillion dollars more of your money, raising taxes on the middle class, and giving handouts to their liberal allies.” 

Source: The Hill

7 comments on Democrats Score Huge Legislative Victory Ahead of Midterms

  1. Fhockey says:

    Very optimistic . That victory(?) as the publicc find out what effect it has on them is turning into a defeat at the Nov polls.

  2. LUIS LOPEZ says:

    I wonder the amount that will be diverted by Pig-liosi

  3. Lois says:

    Democrats will do anything they want. They don’t belong anymore. Afraid your piggy banks are next don’t be surprised.

  4. Ira Cotton says:

    Woke folk should take a long nap!

  5. mimi says:

    It’s corruption to say the least. The sham of climate change/power grab, will be the catalyst for rising energy prices which will mean bankruptcy for families, businesses, the whole nation will suffer, except for the wealthy, including our government millionaire politicians and plunge us even further into chaos. If we can get an honest election in this country come November, it should be the downfall of the present administration and all its tyrants.

  6. kurt gandenberger says:

    brandon cynically allowed the strategic oil reserve to temporarily reduce prices in time for the mid-terms. the effect of this ludicrous bill will not be felt until after the midterms, as was planned by its authors. count on extra inflation as the effects of the bill make energy more expensive while doing next to nothing to create carbon-free alternative energy. on the bright side, manchin has told the voters of west virginia where he really stands. (his vote was traded for a single pipeline that may never be built.)

  7. Centurion says:

    “…Nancy Pelosi said the Inflation Reduction Act “saves the planet while keeping more money in your pockets.””

    Funny how the communists in congress never explain how that is going to happen.

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