Governor Jay Inslee released the following statement this evening regarding news that Democratic leaders in Washington, D.C. have reached agreement on a law to reduce inflation which includes important provisions on climate and clean energy.

“The nation and the world can rightly feel renewed hope tonight following the announcement of an agreement in the United States Senate to approve massive investments in the clean energy economy. These investments are needed to combat climate change.While the details are still emerging, we know – this is a big step forward and a big win for the people of our country.

“Our job is not done, of course. We still need the President’s administration to use its many executive tools to bring carbon pollution under control in multiple ways. The many tools available under current law must be The pace and scale of climate disasters demand nothing less.”

Inslee also applauded Senate leaders for reaching agreement on long-sought provisions that will reduce health insurance costs for those covered by the Affordable Care Act and allow Medicare to negotiate lower prices for those covered. prescription drugs.

“This is a common sense measure that will save millions of families hundreds of dollars on necessary healthcare, prescriptions and medications. Health care is not an optional cost, and it’s a big win for families working so hard to make ends meet.

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