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DMO Statement on the Inflation Reduction Act

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Democratic Municipal Officials commends the Senate on yesterday’s passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and strongly urges the House of Representatives to quickly pass the bill so it can go to President Biden for his signature.

Contained within the Inflation Reduction Act is our most aggressive action against climate change yet – tackling the root cause of our cities’ droughts, floods, wildfires, and extreme weather disasters. Among these solutions is $60 billion dedicated specifically to renewable energy infrastructure and manufacturing.

Both the National League of Cities and US Conference of Mayors have issued their own statements urging Congress to put the bill on President Biden’s desk, delivering a clear message that this legislation benefits all Americans, especially at the local level. Democrats, Republicans, and Independents are united in favor of these common-sense solutions.

As city leaders and as Democrats we applaud President Biden for quickly responding to the needs of regular people by introducing legislation that combats inflation, lowers the cost of prescription drugs, and ensures that corporations pay their fair share.