UnidosUS Applauds Signing of the ‘Inflation Reduction Act’
The bill protects the health coverage of millions, reduces drug prices, and takes significant action to fight climate change
WASHINGTON, DC— Today, UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía released the following statement regarding President Joe Biden’s signing of the Inflation Reduction Act into law:
“We congratulate President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Schumer and House Speaker Pelosi for enacting the Inflation Reduction Act into law.”
“A recent poll conducted by UnidosUS and Mi Familia Vota revealed that inflation and jobs are the number one and number three priorities of Hispanic voters. Health care is the fourth priority. This bill will help ease long-standing Latino concerns about the economy and health care by helping millions of Americans pay for health coverage, prescription drugs, and their energy bills. In addition to helping families who are struggling financially due to inflation and the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, this bill takes unprecedented action to protect our planet and tackle climate change.”
“This bill is a historic step towards a healthier, fairer, and more sustainable America and we look forward to seeing the positive change it will have on Latino communities throughout the United States.”
UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit unidosus.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.