Catholic Lobby Celebrates Senate Inflation Reduction Act Vote

For Immediate Release: August 7, 2022
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Catholic Lobby Celebrates Senate Inflation Reduction Act Vote
Mary J. Novak: “We celebrate each “yes” vote that recognizes and meets the challenges facing American families today. These votes answer the moral call to create federal policies that advance the common good.”

WASHINGTON, DC – This afternoon, Senate Democrats voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.  The Catholic Sisters and advocates of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice supported this transformative legislation and celebrate this successful Senate vote.

Mary J. Novak, Executive Director, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, said:

“We celebrate each “yes” vote that recognizes and meets the challenges facing American families today. These votes answer the moral call to create federal policies that advance the common good. I applaud Senate Democratic Leadership for their unwavering effort to bring these transformative healthcare, tax, and climate policies to the Senate floor.

“While we celebrate this vote, NETWORK remains committed to advancing policies that help families thrive, including closing the Medicaid coverage gap, providing increased rental assistance in the form of housing vouchers, creating a federal paid leave program, and extending the expanded Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit, in future legislation.

“I call on all members of the House to join the Senate in passing this historic legislation that will move us closer to climate, tax, and health justice.”


NETWORK – advocates for justice inspired by Catholic sisters – educates, organizes, and lobbies for economic and social transformation. They have a nearly 50-year track record of lobbying for critical federal programs that support those at the margins and prioritize the common good.