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Congresswoman Escobar Announces 2024 State of the Union Guest

Today, House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair Veronica Escobar (TX-16) announced that Mr. Eduardo Carrasco will be joining her as her guest for the State of the Union. Mr. Carrasco is an El Paso senior who saw his insulin prices drop from $73.89 to $25 a month thanks to provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, a transformative law led by House Democrats. 

“When President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, it marked a historic victory for American families, our economy, and the planet,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “Too many families have known the struggles of unaffordable healthcare, and with its provisions like capping insulin prices, people like Mr. Carrasco are saving on healthcare costs. I’m proud to have him join me for the State of the Union in celebration of the life-changing, transformative wins by Democrats and President Biden.”

Signed by President Biden into law on August 16, 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 included funding to fight inflation, promote domestic energy production and manufacturing, reduce carbon emissions, allow Medicare to negotiate the cost of prescription drugs, and extend important facets of the Affordable Care Act. Congresswoman Escobar is the only member of Congress from the region to vote for this bill which made historic investments in the United States, including approximately $300 billion in deficit reduction and $369 billion to fight climate change for years to come.

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