INDems Statement on Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act


INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today issued the following statement from Chairman Mike Schmuhl after the U.S. House of Representatives – including André Carson and Frank Mrvan – passed the Inflation Reduction Act:

“President Joe Biden promised Americans he would tell it straight and make the government work for working families once again. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) accomplishes this goal, and thanks to the leadership of Indiana Democrats like André Carson and Frank Mrvan, this Congressional session will be remembered as one of the most productive in American history.

For decades, special interests have blocked progress and have kept voters from seeing the kitchen-table issues they care about most solved. Not anymore. Older Hoosiers wanted to see lower prices for their prescription drugs. This bill got it done. Younger Hoosiers demanded politicians take climate change seriously. The IRA delivered the biggest energy investment in our nation’s history. And, voters who have been worried about our country’s debts can be rest assured. The IRA reduces the deficit by $300 billion and does not raise taxes on Hoosiers, because for the first time in a long while, multi-billion dollar corporations will finally pay their fair share. 

America’s middle class is being rebuilt for the better and Democrats are repairing the F-rated quality of life and D- rated workforce Republicans have created in the Hoosier State. The Indiana Democratic Party has delivered on jobs, broadband, infrastructure, health care for veterans, lower drug and insurance costs, and plans that combat climate change and global inflation. All the Indiana GOP has done was make abortion against the law, pass permitless carry for firearms, and put politics in our schools. 

Indiana Democrats are focused on creating a better future for Hoosier families — no matter who they are or where they live. As for the Republicans, they divide us with their extremist agenda. Democrats will hit the road once more sharing this record directly with voters, and we are confident they will put pocketbook issues ahead of endless culture wars.”

– Mike Schmuhl, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party 


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