With passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, Congressman John Curtis (UT-03) released the following statement:
Individuals can respectfully disagree about the best path forward on an issue, including the topics covered by this bill. That said, I am deeply concerned about this legislation, both on substance and my colleague’s disregard for those impacted.
Republicans in Congress, and all Americans, want to work in a bipartisan fashion to lower emissions, ensure a robust and affordable drug market, and combat inflation. This bill is nothing more than a grab bag of miscellaneous Democrat priorities which: increase taxes at the cost of middle-class families, hurt economic growth, reduce the amount of life-saving new drugs that enter the market, and pick winners and losers in the energy space at the cost of innovation.
Moving legislation in this irresponsible way, cutting the American people out while being negotiated by the elites, is why Americans are sick of Washington politicians. This is not good for Utah and not good for our country. I vehemently oppose this legislation.