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statement

AYA on Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

7 / 28 / 2022

AYA celebrates the inclusion of $369 billion for climate and energy programs and strong provisions to increase access to and affordability of healthcare in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 framework, but laments the compromising provision that would require DOI to reinstate oil and gas leasing drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

statement

AYA on House passage of abortion access legislation

7 / 18 / 2022

AYA pleased with House passage of two pieces of legislation aimed at protecting access to abortion care.

Action Reports

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Week of July 25-29

This week's events: Inflation Reduction Act, Future Forum Youth Congress.

  • Policy efforts:
    • Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: The Senate came to a deal on a reconciliation bill this week: the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The bill's framework includes the largest investment in climate in history, with $369 billion for climate and clean energy programs, but includes a significant compromise that requires DOI to reinstate oil and gas leasing. AYA released this statement and joined a letter calling on Biden and Schumer to hold the line on the fossil fuel provision.
  • Events:
    • Youth Congress: Future Forum Caucus held their annual Youth Congress on Capitol Hill this week which includes simulated committee meetings, hearings, debates, news events, etc. so young people can learn the interworkings of the legislative process. We were invited to attend along with our coalition partners in YouthInGov for a panel on the importance of including young people in government.