Senate Republicans uniformly opposed the bill, which passed with the support of 50 Democratic senators and Vice President Kamala Harris.
By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com
Connecticut’s U.S. senators hailed as a political miracle the weekend passage of a compromise bill of Democratic priorities including provisions to cap the costs of prescription drugs for seniors, combat climate change and pay down the federal deficit.
During a Monday morning press conference, Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal characterized the advancement of the Inflation Reduction Act as a win for everyday people, passed by the U.S. Senate on exclusively Democratic votes following a lengthy overnight session that ended Sunday. The House is expected to take up the legislation later this week.
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This bill was pure politics, that’s all it was. It will not lower inflation. It will send our money to China to buy solar panels and it will weaponize the IRS against the American people. It’s a giant middle finger to the American people. Blue Menthol and bobblehead Murphy don’t get it.