Lowering Costs for Hardworking Americans

Floor Speech

Date: July 29, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


Ms. BROWN of Ohio. Mr. Speaker, House Democrats have been fighting to lower costs for hardworking American families every day. From the gas pump to the grocery store checkout lines, we have reclaimed our commitment to our mission of creating a fair and balanced economy where Americans can thrive, and our efforts are starting to pay off in some areas.

For example, gas prices continue to drop across the Nation, which leaves a little more money in the pockets of American families, allowing them to spend more on necessities like putting food on the table.

We have passed a series of bills to lower everyday costs for Americans, including the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act and the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act.

However, we need more.

We must continue to put people over politics and pass more comprehensive legislation to help Americans thrive.