“I’m proud my colleagues refused to give up the fight, even when the odds were long”
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper released the following statement on Senate Democrats’ agreement to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, a reconciliation bill to lower health care costs and fight climate change:
“We have a deal! The Senate will vote to tackle climate change and cut costs for families. This bill will slash carbon emissions and help speed the transition to a clean energy economy. It will lower costs for prescription drugs and extend health care savings for Coloradans. That’s huge for our communities, our economy, and our planet.
“I’m proud my colleagues refused to give up the fight, even when the odds were long. We worked around the clock to prove that clean energy investments will fight inflation. And we’re tackling the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs and healthcare.
“Congress should stay in session as long as it takes to get this bill to President Biden’s desk.”
Last week Hickenlooper urged his Senate colleagues to delay August recess and continue working on a reconciliation bill that includes climate action, tweeting that “we’re much closer to a climate deal than people realize.”