U.S. Senate approves bill addressing health and climate change

Published: Monday, August 8, 2022 - 5:04pm

Over the weekend, the U.S. Senate approved a long-delayed bill, key to President Joe Biden’s economic agenda, addressing health and climate change.

The Inflation Reduction Act includes the biggest surge in spending to tackle global warming in U.S. history.

Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly praised plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by the end of the decade.

"The opportunity to reduce CO2 emissions by 40% in eight years is a pretty big deal," Kelly said. 

The bill also includes extra funding for drought relief that will benefit Arizona, which Kelly noted has been experiencing drought conditions for the past two decades.

It also raises taxes on some large corporations and lowers health care costs by capping prescription drug prices for seniors on Medicare.

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