Joe Biden Signs Massive Climate and Health Care Legislation

USA.- President Joe Biden enacted on Tuesday the historic draft of law on climate change and health care from the Democrats, delivering what he called the “final piece” of his scaled-down domestic agenda as he aims to boost his party’s standing with voters less than three months before the US midterm elections.

legislation includes the most substantial federal investment in history to combat climate change (about $375 billion over the decade) and limit prescription drug costs to $2,000 out-of-pocket annually for Medicare beneficiaries.

It would also help an estimated 13 million Americans pay health care insurance by extending subsidies provided during the coronavirus pandemic.

The measure is paid with new taxes on big business and increased IRS enforcement to wealthy individuals and entities, with additional funds earmarked for reducing the federal deficit.

At a triumphant signing event at the White House, Biden pointed to the law as proof that democracy, no matter how long or complicated the process, can still deliver on voters in USA while testing a line that he will likely repeat later this fall. before the midterm elections: “The American people won and the special interests lost.”

The House approved the measure on Friday with a party-line vote of 220-207. Approved by the Senate days before with the Vice President Kamala Harris breaking a 50-50 tie on that camera.

Biden enacted the bill during a small ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House, between his return from a six-day beachside vacation in South Carolina and his departure for his home in Wilmington, Delaware. He plans to hold a larger “celebration” for the legislation on Sept. 6 once lawmakers return to Washington.

The firm culminates a streak of legislative productivity to Biden and Congress, that in three months they passed legislation on veterans benefits, the semiconductor industry, and gun controls for young buyers.

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President and lawmakers also responded to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and overwhelmingly supported Swedish and Finnish NATO membership.