While the vast majority of House Democrats voted to pass a bill to help lower gas and grocery prices and combat inflation, Indiana Republicans voted against the bill
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today celebrated the passage of the Lower Food & Fuel Costs Act to help lower food and gas prices. Meanwhile, nearly 200 House Republicans, including all seven Indiana Republicans, voted against measures to help lower costs and help combat inflation.
“While Indiana Democrats are laser focused on lowering costs, today’s vote shows once again that many Republicans are more interested in their extreme, partisan agenda than creating a better future for Hoosier families. Democrats like André Carson and Frank Mrvan said ‘YES’ to this bill to help lower prices at the pump and cut costs at the supermarket, because Hoosiers are wanting these kitchen-table issues solved. Democrats got it done while the Indiana GOP proves they are once again a party without a plan for Indiana’s future – just extremist views,” said Drew Anderson, spokesman for the Indiana Democratic Party.
Specifically, the Lower Food & Fuel Costs Act would lower costs by:
- Increasing competition in the meat and poultry industries to prevent artificially high pricing
- Making E15 fuel available year-round and encouraging production of biofuels
- Making fertilizer more accessible to farmers to help lower produce costs
- Creating a supply chain task force
This “NO” vote is the latest in a long pattern of Republicans actively working against cutting costs for working Hoosiers and addressing supply chain issues. In the past few months, U.S. House Republicans have voted against bills to prevent gas price gouging, address the infant formula shortage, and capping the cost of insulin at $35 a month.
Indiana Democrats are delivering a brighter future for Hoosier families in all 92 counties. The Indiana GOP? No plans – just an extreme agenda.