PHILLIPS HELPS PASS URGENT BILL TO COMBAT RISING COSTS
Washington, June 16, 2022 | Bryan Doyle (202-740-2468)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dean Phillips voted with a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass legislation to lower costs at the grocery store, reduce gas prices and strengthen food supply chains.
VIDEO: Dean Phillips speaks at press conference heralding the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act
The Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act is comprised of bills led by both Democrats and Republicans that would address systemic risks in the supply chains of the American energy and agriculture sectors. The legislation would also combat rising fertilizer prices and increase the availability of higher ethanol blends and other biofuels in Minnesota and across the country.
“Representation begins with listening. Rising costs are hurting working families and Americans are calling on Congress to pass urgent relief,” Phillips said. “We have a responsibility to transcend politics in this institution and show the country that during one the most-anxiety ridden, fearful times in our modern history, we can work together to help people.”
Click here for a summary of the provisions found in the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act.
The Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act will help lower prices at the pump by:
The Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act will help lower grocery store costs and strengthen support for America’s ag industry by: