Van Hollen spoke at a news conference organized in support of the legislation, where he was joined by fellow Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin, local government leaders and representatives of several Maryland organizations, including those focused on health and the environment.\

Excerpt: “A landmark federal climate and health bill that got final approval from Congress on Friday includes everything from a cap on Medicare patients’ costs for insulin to tax credits for manufacturing solar panels and support for offshore wind power.

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the $740 billion package Friday by a party-line 220-207 vote, after the Senate approved it along party lines earlier this week. U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican, was the only Maryland congressman to vote against the bill.

“It’s been a long and winding road, but the Inflation Reduction Act is almost at the White House door,” U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland said Thursday in Baltimore.”

Read the full article with information on extended health care subsidies and prescription drug affordability provisions on the Baltimore Sun’s website.

Last modified: August 15, 2022