MEDIA ADVISORY: IRA Anniversary Press Conference – Landmark Law Makes Real Progress On Reducing Rx Drug Prices And Addressing Climate While Creating New Jobs & Restoring Tax Fairness For Big Corporations

August 14,2023

Contact: Gary Zuckett; garyz@wvcag.org; 304-437-3701

 

*** PRESS CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16TH AT 1:00PM ***

LANDMARK LAW MAKES REAL PROGRESS ON REDUCING RX DRUG PRICES AND ADDRESSING CLIMATE WHILE CREATING NEW JOBS & RESTORING TAX FAIRNESS FOR BIG CORPORATIONS

(CHARLESTON, WV) – The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is a monumental, forward-looking investment divided into three interwoven baskets: prescription drug reform; Jobs in infrastructure and the new energy economy; and tax fairness.  Some key provisions of the law are geared toward helping individuals lower their health, energy, and tax bills.  Other initiatives are designed to incentivize communities, businesses, and industries to adopt more efficient and energy-friendly practices.  The law also includes major public investments to strengthen our energy grid.

In its first year, the law has already begun to achieve real cost-savings for American families and businesses, spurred economic growth, and accelerated a transition to clean energy that confronts climate change and strengthens America’s energy independence.

What: Press conference with local healthcare, labor and energy advocates to discuss the historic Inflation Reduction Act, its successes and potential on the one-year anniversary of this landmark legislation. 

Who: Justin Williams, WV Affiliated Construction Trades

          Ellen Allen, West Virginians for Affordable Health Care

          Gary Zuckett, West Virginia Citizen Action Group

          Eve Marcum-Atkinson, Health Care for All WV

          Brandi Reese, WV New Jobs Coalition

          Josh Sword, WV AFL-CIO (invited)

          Steve Crum, IBEW (invited)

When: Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Where: 600 Leon Sullivan Way

             First Floor Conference Room

             Charleston, WV 25301

 

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