Aug 11 – U.S. President Joe Biden plans to tour the country touting a string of recent legislative victories on climate change, gun control, and drug prices as a win for Americans and a defeat for special interests, White announced on Thursday representatives of the House.
Biden, whose public approval ratings this week rose to their highest since early June, plans to use the victories to shore up support for Democrats ahead of the Nov. 8 midterm elections, White House officials Kate Bedingfield and Anita Dunn wrote in a memo. Republicans hope to take control of the US Congress in November.
The U.S. Senate this week approved measures backed by Biden to fight climate change, lower drug prices, and raise some corporate taxes. The bill, known as the Inflation Reduction Act, is expected to pass the House of Representatives on Friday.
After signing the measure into law, Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Cabinet officials will tell Americans during the month of August: “The president and Democrats in Congress defeated special interests and delivered what was best for the American people,” the memo said.
“At every turn, Republicans in Congress have sided with special interests — pushing an extreme MAGA agenda that costs families,” she said, referring to former President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.
Republicans reject accusations that they are siding with special interest groups representing corporations, while they often accuse Democrats of doing so. Republican leaders criticized the $430 billion inflation-reduction bill, saying it could undermine growth as the economy threatens to slip into recession.