NJCA statement on landmark budget reconciliation deal, the Inflation Reduction Act

July 28, 2022

NJCA Director of Policy and Advocacy Maura Collinsgru:

“We call on Congressman Josh Gottheimer, Senator Bob Menendez and our entire New Jersey Congressional Delegation to throw their full support behind the Inflation Reduction Act. This landmark legislation will curb inflation by lowering health care costs, runaway prescription drug costs, and energy costs for millions of struggling Americans, while reducing the deficit and providing robust investments to fight the worst effects of climate change on display right now across our nation.

It also brings greater accountability and justice to our tax code by closing tax loopholes to ensure America’s biggest corporations and the ultra-wealthy pay their fair share with no new taxes on families making $400,000 or less or on small businesses.

We urge Congressman Gottheimer, Senator Menendez and all New Jersey Members of Congress to put the wellbeing of New Jerseyans above politics, and act to ensure these impactful and badly-needed reforms can be implemented immediately. Failing to do so is a dereliction of their duty to represent the people‚Äôs interests and needs.”