(The following is a news release from Senator Hickenlooper's office)
Denver – Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper joined Coloradans to celebrate Senate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. Bennet and Hickenlooper secured critical resources and provisions in the historic legislation to lower health care and prescription drug costs, tackle climate change, reduce the U.S. deficit, and help fight inflation for hard-working Coloradans. The bill is paid for by making wealthy corporations pay their fair share.
Bennet and Hickenlooper were joined by Colorado patients and representatives from Connect for Health Colorado, Colorado AARP, BlueGreen Alliance, Colorado Water Conservation Board, Conservation Colorado, and more.
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass this bill on Friday.
“It was wonderful to celebrate the Inflation Reduction Act in Denver today with Coloradans who will benefit from these investments,” said Bennet. “From lowering drug costs to fighting climate change, this historic bill is a major step toward pursuing an agenda in Washington that reflects the needs of Colorado.”
"Fifty years from now this will be called the start of The Great Transition. When we transitioned to a clean energy economy. When we took a decisive step in the fight against climate change,” said Hickenlooper.
"For the first time ever, the US is poised to pass comprehensive climate legislation. After working on climate change for 30 years, last night I looked my teenage daughters in the eye and told them that Congress was taking serious action to build a clean energy future. They said 'it's about dang time!’” said Kelly Nordini, CEO, Conservation Colorado.
“Hispanics Enjoying Camping Hunting and the Outdoors (HECHO) applauds the historic effort by Senator Hickenlooper and Senator Bennet to tackle the climate crisis, reduce inflationary costs for Hispanic families, lower drug prices, and trim the federal tax deficit. The Inflation Reduction Act will mitigate the climate impacts on our watersheds, invest in our nation’s farmers and climate-smart practices, and raise outdated oil and gas royalty rates while charging companies for methane usage on our public lands – climate and f