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Press Release

NEA applauds the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

Pringle: New law is a ‘victory for America’s working families’
Published: August 12, 2022

WASHINGTON — Congress today passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the most significant climate investment in U.S. history that also makes healthcare more affordable to millions and enacts a 15% minimum tax on corporations that make more than $1 billion in profits. The legislation is expected to be signed into law by President Biden.

The following statement can be attributed to NEA President Becky Pringle:

“No matter our race or place, everyone deserves access to affordable healthcare, clean air and water, and fairer taxes. The Inflation Reduction Act will make a difference in people’s lives by helping them reduce prescription drug prices, capping the cost of insulin and lowering healthcare premiums because no one should have to choose between getting their pills or paying their bills. Today’s victory for America’s working families was made possible because we came together in record numbers at the ballot box to speak up for our values and our future.

“Educators applaud President Biden, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker Pelosi and every member of Congress who helped to pass this historic legislation.

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