Center for American Progress

: The Inflation Reduction Act: What It All Means
Past Event


The Inflation Reduction Act: What It All Means

Please join the Center for American Progress for a multipanel discussion with OMB Director Shalanda Young, one of the key officials responsible for implementing the IRA, and everyday Americans about the Inflation Reduction Act and what it will mean for the United States and the American people.

In President Joe Biden’s inauguration speech, he made clear that “we will be judged, you and I, for how we resolve the cascading crises of our era,” including the climate crisis, economic inequity, and more. The Inflation Reduction Act is the most consequential legislation in decades in response to those challenges: The act represents the largest investment in climate change in U.S. history, will lower the cost of health care and prescription drugs for tens of millions of Americans, and will close major tax loopholes that have allowed wealthy corporations and individuals to avoid paying their fair share.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion that will focus on various aspects of this historic bill—including OMB Director Shalanda Young, one of the key officials responsible for implementing the IRA, and the everyday Americans who will benefit from it.

Panel one:
In conversation:
Shalanda Young, Director, U.S. Office of Management and Budget
Patrick Gaspard, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress

Panel two:
Storytellers:
Mario Berlanga, Nevada
Robin Craycroft, Missouri
Pat Devaney, Illinois
Kathy Saulsberry, Arizona

Moderator:
Daniella Gibbs Léger, Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategy, Center for American Progress