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My Senator Casey-Spending a $trillion to reduce the national debt by $300 billion

Posted by M. C. on August 11, 2022

When you read about all the marvelous things that will happen courtesy of central planning think about how government always ends up helping the military-industrial -pharmaceutical-bankster complex on the back of the taxpayer

From My Senator’s email

Senate Democrats just passed one of the most significant pieces of legislation in my lifetime. The Inflation Reduction Act won’t just tackle rising costs for working families. It also finally gives Medicare the authority to negotiate drug prices, protect access to affordable health care for millions of Americans, reduce the national debt by more than $300 billion, and puts our Nation on track to reduce emissions 40% by 2030.

As one of my former Senate colleagues likes to say, it’s a BFD and in the coming days, I’ll have more details for you on the wins I secured for Pennsylvania’s working families in this bill. But right now, I wanted to highlight the other major bills we passed this work session, from July 11 to August 7.

In all my time in the U.S. Senate, few periods have actually delivered on many of the promises this chamber has made to the American people. Here are some highlights:

CHIPS and Science Act: $52 billion investment in U.S. semiconductor manufacturing; $2 billion investment in the Open Radio Access Network; $36 billion for R&D for the National Science Science Foundation -- Honoring Our PACT Act: Expanded VA health care for 3.5 million veterans; Toxic exposure screenings for all veterans at VA health centers; Boost to the VA's claims processing capabilities -- Safer Communities Act: Enhanced background checks for those under the age of 21; Closes the boyfriend loophole to prohibit abusive partners from possessing guns; Expanded mental health services for children and teens -- Admission of Sweden and Finland to NATO: Treaty document admitting Sweden and Finland to NATO cleared the Senate 95-1; Moves Sweden and Finland one step closer to joining NATO; Solidifies the global order by strengthening our 73-year-old transatlantic alliance

Over the next four weeks, I’ll be traveling across Pennsylvania to hear from constituents like you and discuss the victories we’ve secured, as well as what more still has to be done. I’m looking forward to it and I’ll give you an update before returning back to Washington.​​​​​​​

Thank you,

Bob Casey

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