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Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act will help Mississippians

Press Release

Aug 16, 2022

“This bill will help Mississippians and the rest of Americans who need the government to fight inflation and lower costs," says Dianne Dodson Black. Her opponent, U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly, voted against fighting inflation, reducing healthcare costs, fighting climate change.

Olive Branch, MS, Aug. 16, 2022 – Dianne Dodson Black, Democratic U.S. Congressional candidate for District 1 of Mississippi, cheered the signing by President Biden of the Inflation Reduction Act on Sunday, August 16, 2022, in a move that she called a watershed moment for the country.

“This bill will help Mississippians and the rest of Americans who need the government to fight inflation and lower costs. It also helps to lower healthcare costs and fight climate change, which will strengthen our economy and protect our most vulnerable.

“I can’t imagine why Rep. Trent Kelly would have voted against H.R.5376, but he does have a record of voting against Mississippi. This bill helps tackle climate change, which Mississippians have experienced from the increase in severe hurricanes to record-breaking heat waves. About $300 billion will be invested in energy and climate reform, which is an opportunity for economic growth. In fact, Nissan has committed to investing $500 million into its Mississippi plant to begin building two new electric car models by 2025. This directly impacts Mississippians.”

Black is also encouraged that the federal government can now negotiate Medicare prescription drug costs, as affordable healthcare is one of her key platforms. “The people of Mississippi need better access to affordable health care, and we need to expand Medicaid.”

Dianne Dodson Black is the first African-American woman to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in Mississippi. A long-time small business owner and lifelong Democrat, she is running on a platform of voting rights, economic development, climate change, and healthcare for Mississippi. Black is a member of the DeSoto Marshall Federation of Democratic Women, the DeSoto NAACP, the Fraternal Order of Police, the League of Women Voters, and the St. Luke Church of God in Christ.

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