Dingell Votes to Lower Costs, Combat the Climate Crisis, Reduce the Deficit, Create Jobs
Washington, August 12, 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act—historic legislation to fight inflation, combat the Climate Crisis, reduce the federal deficit, and lower health care and energy costs.
The Inflation Reduction Act includes key provisions based on legislation authored by Dingell to increase investments in advanced electric vehicle deployment, speed the transition and increase domestic production of electric vehicles, and provide financing for carbon emission reduction projects nationwide.
“Hard-working Americans in Michigan and across the country are hurting as the result of rising costs, unaffordable health care, and the growing impacts of the climate crisis,” said Rep. Dingell. “The Inflation Reduction Act will address these challenges by reversing inflation and lowering everyday costs for necessities like energy and health care while taking decisive action to combat change and not raising taxes a penny on American middle-class families.”
“This landmark legislation is the single largest investment in clean energy, environmental justice, and climate actions in American history,” continued Rep. Dingell. “I’m proud to include provisions that will support our auto industry in Michigan and pave the way for a shift to electrification on all fronts while ensuring America remains a global leader in EVs, technology, and innovation.”
“We’re boosting good-paying jobs and reducing our dependency on foreign manufacturing—from countries like China—and in turn, strengthening our own economic and national security,” concluded Rep. Dingell. “This legislation will deliver immediate support and relief to hard-working Americans while setting the foundation for long-term growth.”
The Inflation Reduction Act includes key provisions based on legislation authored by Dingell: