Carbajal Delivers on Key Pillars of Inflation Action Plan with Vote to Send Energy and Health Care Package to President Biden’s Desk
The Inflation Reduction Act is projected to reduce U.S. emissions by 40% by 2030, create thousands of new jobs, and lower health care and energy costs for Central Coast families
Washington, August 12, 2022
Today, Congressman Salud Carbajal voted to send the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, a landmark package to lower health care and energy costs for Central Coast families while tackling climate change and reducing the budget deficit, to President Joe Biden’s desk to become law.
“The Inflation Reduction Act is a landmark bill that meets the greatest challenges that we are facing today—from rising energy prices and health care costs to the worsening damage of the climate crisis,” said Congressman Carbajal. “This new law will deliver key wins for the Central Coast in the form of lower prices, less pollution, and more jobs. I’m proud of my work through this entire Congress to bring these key wins to the finish line, and I look forward to working with Central Coast communities to implement the wide range of benefits that will come from this capstone achievement of our Democratic majority in Congress.”
The budget package includes multiple provisions that will provide relief on rising costs that Carbajal pushed for through his Inflation Action Plan that he crafted with the New Democrat Coalition. Their Inflation Action Plan called for actions on prescription drug pricing reforms and investments in clean energy.
Among the most important provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act are those that:
The Inflation Reduction Act provides a range of incentives to consumers to relieve the high costs of energy and decrease utility bills, including direct consumer incentives to buy energy efficient and electric appliances, vehicles, and HVAC systems.
The bill includes a consumer home energy rebate program to electrify home appliances and promote energy efficient retrofits; consumer tax credits to install rooftop solar, electric HVAC, heat pumps, and other clean energy technologies; and consumer tax credits for middle class Americans to buy new or used clean energy vehicles.
Congressman Carbajal touted the major impacts that these programs will have on the lives of Central Coast families at an event in San Luis Obispo yesterday before returning to Washington to cast his vote.
The full recording at that event can be found here.
More information on the Inflation Reduction Act can be found here.
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