White House plans a victory lap for Inflation Reduction Act

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President Joe Biden and his top officials will be on a victory round in the coming weeks, touting a string of government victories in whistle stops across the country.

The White House outlined the strategy in a memo obtained by DailyMail.com that sets an optimistic tone for Democrats ahead of November’s midterm elections.

‘August can be a momentum for many administrations’ killer. August will be momentum for this team builder,Advisers Jen O’Malley Dillon and Anita Dunn write in a memo to White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain.

The celebrations include an event at the White House on September 6 to promote the Inflation Reduction Act.

In addition, cabinet members will travel on more than 35 trips to 23 states between Sunday and the end of August to promote the legislation, along with other Biden wins, including the signing of the hotbeds bill and the CHIPS bill, which would see al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and gas prices falling below $4.

The journey, dubbed the Building A Better America Tour, will continue this fall in the run-up to the November election.

“Our goal for the coming weeks is simple: take our message — one that we know resonates with key groups — and reach the American people where they are,” the memo reads.

The coverage will focus on what Democrats have passed in Congress that are criticizing Congressional Republicans for siding with the special interests — pushing an extreme MAGA agenda that costs families.

President Joe Biden and his top officials will make a round of victory in the coming weeks and tout a string of government victories ahead of the November midterm elections

President Joe Biden and his top officials will make a round of victory in the coming weeks and tout a string of government victories ahead of the November midterm elections

The blitz comes amid concerns about how Democratic candidates will perform in the midterm elections, which will determine control of Congress. Many of the trips are focused on states with competitive congressional competitions.

TRAVEL BY CABINET SECRETARIES

On Aug. 17, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will participate in an agricultural stakeholder roundtable on the Inflation Reduction Act in Grand Junction, CO with Senator Mike Bennet (D-CO).

On August 17, Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Health and Human Services, will travel to southern New Mexico for an event with Senator Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) that will highlight how the Inflation Reduction Act will lower prescription drug costs for Americans.

On Aug. 17, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland will be in Central California to meet federal, state and local leaders, visit farmers and water users, and hold a media presence to discuss the bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act investments in drought resilience. to emphasize. Rep. Costa (D-CA) will join.

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh will make remarks at several Labor conferences in August, including those in New Jersey, Michigan and Illinois. While there, he will highlight the millions of clean energy jobs that will be created with the prevailing and recorded apprenticeship requirements through the IRA’s clean energy tax credits.

But the Inflation Act, which includes healthcare and climate provisions, raises the question of whether it will really lower inflation.

The Congressional Budget Office found that ‘passing the bill would have a negligible effect on inflation’. The University of Pennsylvania found ‘the impact on inflation is statistically indistinguishable from zero.’

The Inflation Reduction Act will cut the deficit by an estimated $300 billion over the next decade, and some argue that a lower deficit means lower inflation.

Jason Furman, economic adviser to President Barack Obama, wrote in The Wall Street Journal, “Deficit reduction almost always lowers inflation.”

A Associated Press fact check found that ‘in theory, lower deficits could reduce inflation. That’s because lower government spending or higher taxes, which help reduce the deficit, reduce demand in the economy, reducing the pressure on companies to raise prices.”

The Inflation Reduction Act, with a total of $437 billion in spending, could help some households save as it cuts the cost of prescription drugs for the elderly, expands health insurance subsidies and lowers energy prices.

Biden will formally sign the law on Tuesday, when he returns from a week-long vacation on Kiawah Island off the coast of South Carolina.

The president will host a cabinet meeting at the White House in the coming weeks. Its officials will hold briefings with various local officials, such as governors and mayors.

Biden is on the road himself, as is Vice President Kamala Harris.

The president will attend a groundbreaking work at Intel in Ohio and make a stop in Pennyslvania – although no dates have been given.

The two will praise their government’s victories and defeat the ‘extreme MAGA’ Republicans in an all-out effort to turn the midterm elections into a democratic victory.

The White House announced the plans last week.

The messaging memo, from Kate Bedingfield, White House communications director and senior adviser Anita Dunn, made clear their strategy: attack Republicans for their ties to Donald Trump and defend Biden’s economic record, for which voters give him low marks.

“The President and Congressional Democrats struck down special interests and delivered the best for the American people. At every step, Congressional Republicans sided with special interests — pushing for an extreme MAGA agenda that costs families,” the memo reads.

“After the President has signed the Inflation Reduction Act, the President, Vice President and Cabinet will travel the country with this message.”

Interior Minister Deb Haaland

Interior Minister Deb Haaland

Minister of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra

Minister of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland (left) and Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra (right) are among cabinet officials participating in the Building A Better America Tour, which will see cabinet members travel on more than 35 trips to 23 states

Biden’s approval rating rose to its highest level in two months in a Reuters-Ipsos poll released Tuesday, up 2 points to 40 percent. It had fallen in the 1930s due to voter frustration at the highest inflation rate in 40 years, pushing up gas, food and housing prices.

Republicans, meanwhile, are praising a series of internal polls showing the various competitive House races are finding their way and favoring the GOP to regain control of the lower chamber. But the Senate is harder on Republicans and could remain in Democratic hands.

And the FiveThirtyEight’s poll average for the generic vote in the 2022 election, Democrats and Republicans are essentially right at 43.8% to 43.4%.

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