GOP’s Default on America Act Would Scam Americans Out of Critical IRA Investments

In anticipation of the floor vote for the Republican-led Default on America Act, Evergreen Action Co-Founder and Senior Advisor Jamal Raad released the following statement: 

“Kevin McCarthy and the Freedom Caucus are attempting to rob the American people of transformative investments from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Their proposed Default on America Act would repeal investments that are already creating over a hundred thousand new jobs (and counting), lowering energy costs, and building an inclusive U.S. clean energy economy. What’s more, the IRA’s investments have overwhelmingly benefitted the districts of the very Republicans now trying to take them away. McCarthy’s climate denialism is making his moderate, vulnerable members walk the plank by voting for this political disaster.

“It’s obvious that McCarthy and his caucus aren’t looking to do what’s best for their constituents. This move only recklessly careens us toward a fiscal crisis. Senate Democrats and President Biden must stand strongly against this brinkmanship and work to pass a clean debt ceiling bill that doesn’t undermine our clean energy future.”