FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 12, 2022
The South Dakota Democratic Party Celebrates the Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act
Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which will lower the cost of prescription drugs, health insurance, and energy and fight inflation.
South Dakota Republicans Sen. John Thune, Sen. Mike Rounds, and Rep. Dusty Johnson voted against the Inflation Reduction Act – choosing to side with Big Pharma and the ultra-wealthy instead of South Dakotans and our ag industry.
“While Democrats are focused on fighting inflation and tackling the climate crisis, South Dakota Republicans have repeatedly voted against legislation that would better the lives of their constituents. South Dakotans deserve leaders who will pick people over special interest groups and help lower costs for families,” said SDDP Chair Randy Seiler.
This legislation will also benefit South Dakota farmers who play an important role in ethanol production with provisions for the production of clean fuels, infrastructure for higher biofuel blends, and carbon capture.
The Inflation Reduction Act will take significant steps to reduce inflation, address the climate crisis, and make health care, especially prescription drugs, more affordable.