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Houlahan-Backed Inflation Working Group Releases ‘Best Inflation-Fighting Blueprint to Come Out of Congress Yet’

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and members of the New Democrat Coalition’s Inflation Working Group released a comprehensive action plan to fight inflation, lower the cost of living for Americans, and secure the long-term fiscal future of the nation. The plan outlines the actions President Biden and Congressional Democrats have already taken to cut costs and proposes tangible steps federal policymakers can take to reduce prices on essential goods and services and provide relief to American families, workers, and businesses. Houlahan helped create the Inflation Working Group in February.


Forbes has called the plan the “best inflation-fighting blueprint to come out of Congress yet.’


“Inflation is a serious issue impacting Pennsylvanians, all Americans, and in fact the world—and serious issues call for serious solutions,” said Houlahan. “Today, I’m extremely proud to announce our comprehensive, solutions-based plan to fight inflation in the near- and long-term.”


Houlahan (Whip) and other New Dem Leadership members today also wrote to President Biden and Congressional Leadership calling for the implementation of the Coalition’s plan to fight inflation. New Dems urged President Biden to roll back costly and ineffective Trump-era tariffs, address the workforce shortage, and work to lower costs on everyday necessities, including housing, energy, and health care. In Congress, New Dems are pressing leadership to quickly finalize a bipartisan innovation bill, negotiate a strong reconciliation bill focused on fighting inflation, and use every legislative week to advance an affordability agenda on the House floor.


“Thanks to President Biden and Congressional Democrats like Chrissy Houlahan’s work on the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, we’ve seen record-setting economic growth, millions of Americans are vaccinated, kids are back in school, and people are back at work,” said Chair Suzan DelBene (WA-01). “But despite this progress, real economic challenges remain, and global inflation is hitting American families hard. That’s why the New Democrat Coalition created an Inflation Action Plan that outlines key actions Congress and the Biden administration can take to ensure Americans can afford everyday necessities – like food and gas. Americans sent us to Washington to deliver on the issues that matter most and tackle urgent challenges with effective solutions. As the ‘get stuff done’ caucus in Congress, that’s exactly what New Dems will do.” 


New Dems will work closely with the Biden administration and our colleagues on both sides of the Capitol and the aisle to fully execute this Action Plan to Fight Inflation to provide swift relief to families and set the American economy up for long-term success.


You can find the full NDC Inflation Action Plan here.


You can find the letter to President Biden here.


You can find the letter to Congressional leadership here.


Houlahan is an Air Force veteran, an engineer, a serial entrepreneur, an educator and a nonprofit leader. She represents Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District, which encompasses Chester County and southern Berks County. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Small Business Committee. She is the recipient of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award which “recognizes members who demonstrate the bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move our country forward.”