Wrapping up a historically productive session
Senate Democrats just passed one of the most significant pieces of legislation in my lifetime. The Inflation Reduction Act won’t just tackle rising costs for working families. It also finally gives Medicare the authority to negotiate drug prices, protect access to affordable health care for millions of Americans, reduce the national debt by more than $300 billion, and puts our Nation on track to reduce emissions 40% by 2030.
As one of my former Senate colleagues likes to say, it’s a BFD and in the coming days, I’ll have more details for you on the wins I secured for Pennsylvania’s working families in this bill. But right now, I wanted to highlight the other major bills we passed this work session, from July 11 to August 7.
In all my time in the U.S. Senate, few periods have actually delivered on many of the promises this chamber has made to the American people. Here are some highlights:
Over the next four weeks, I’ll be traveling across Pennsylvania to hear from constituents like you and discuss the victories we’ve secured and what more still has to be done. I’m looking forward to it and I’ll give you an update before returning back to Washington.