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Axne Calls Inflation Reduction Act Transformational; Iowa Republicans Critical

Washington, DC — Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne says the climate, tax and health bill she voted for in the House will be transformative.

The three Iowa Republicans in the House voted no. Anxe, a Democrat from West Des Moines, says the bill lowers the costs of prescription drugs for seniors and invests in clean energy. Zach Nunn, the Republican who’s challenging Axne, says the bill is the wrong move in the middle of a recession.

Nunn made his comments at the Iowa State Fair on the Des Moines Register’s Political Soapbox. Axne did not speak during House debate of the plan, but Iowa’s three Republican members of the House did. Republican Congresswoman Ashley Hinson of Marion called the bill a tax and spending spree.

Liz Mathis is the Democrat from Hiawatha who is running against Hinson. Mathis says the bill reduces the federal deficit and increases U.S. energy independence by supporting Iowa’s biofuel industry. Republican Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Ottumwa says letting limiting prescription drug prices for Americans on Medicare will limit innovation.

Christina Bohannan of Iowa City is the Democrat running against Miller-Meeks in the General Election and she’ll speak at the State Fair on Wednesday. Republican Congressman Randy Feenstra of Hull says the bill that passed the House late Friday is full of liberal priorities.

Ryan Melton of Nevada is the Democrat who is running against Feenstra.