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Democrats Vow to Curb Inflation as GOP Savors Told-You-So Moment

Feb. 15, 2022, 9:00 PM

Congressional Democrats grappling with surging inflation nine months before the midterm elections are lining up legislation to address rising gas, medical and food costs -- or at least show voters they’re trying.

Democrats, particularly those in hotly competitive races, just introduced legislation that would suspend the federal 18-cents-per-gallon gas tax until next year and are drafting a bill that would reduce insulin prices. Other options include pulling out popular pieces of President Joe Biden’s stalled economic agenda addressing prescription drug prices and child care costs.

The goal, several Democrats said, is to address inflation as soon as possible after the ...