One Year into the MAGA House Majority, GOP Keeps Failing Georgians

January 3, 2024

Today, on the one-year anniversary of Republicans becoming the majority in the House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Georgia Chair Congresswoman Nikema Williams released the following statement: 

“With one year in the majority, extreme MAGA Republicans have delivered nothing for Georgians except ample evidence that they can’t govern. While the House GOP – including all nine Georgia Republicans – has wasted a year’s worth of taxpayer dollars and time on petty infighting, chaos, and political stunts, President Biden and Democrats have spent the year lowering costs, making health care more affordable, and supercharging our economy. Even with an extreme Republican majority standing in the way, Democrats are continuing to deliver for working families.”

Here’s a look at how President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Democrats continue to deliver for Georgians:

  • Creating Jobs and Raising Wages: While Donald Trump left office with the worst jobs record of any president since the Great Depression, 14.1 million jobs have been created under President Biden, including more than 456,000 in Georgia alone, and unemployment has been under 4% for 22 months in a row. 
  • Lowering Prescription Drug and Health Care Costs: As Donald Trump and the rest of the MAGA 2024 field threaten to rip away health care from millions of Americans, the Biden-Harris administration has taken action to make it more affordable by capping the cost of insulin at $35 a month and taking on Big Pharma to lower prescription drug costs while saving 15 million Americans $800 per year on health insurance.
  • Tackling Inflation and Cracking Down on Junk Fees: While MAGA Republicans shill for the ultra-wealthy and big corporations at the expense of the middle class, under President Biden, annual inflation fell to its lowest level in more than two and a half years, and the Biden-Harris administration has cracked down on hidden junk fees in airline tickets, banking, investment advice, health insurance, and apartment rentals, saving Americans billions of dollars per year.
  • Tackling the Climate Crisis, Lowering Energy Costs, and Protecting the Environment: As Republicans continue to debate the existence of climate change, President Biden signed the largest investment in climate action ever with the Inflation Reduction Act — which has created 210,000 new clean energy jobs since August 2022 and spurred hundreds of billions of dollars in private sector investment that will create jobs and help families save an average of $500 per year on energy costs. Every single Republican in Congress voted against this bill. 
  • Investing in America: President Biden signed the largest infrastructure bill since the Eisenhower administration, and already announced $400 billion for 40,000 infrastructure projects across 4,500 communities, including $9.6 billion in Georgia alone — a stark contrast from Trump’s broken promises to rebuild our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. 
  • Making America Safer From Gun Violence: Trump and MAGA Republicans consistently put the gun lobby over the safety of our children. The Biden-Harris administration took on the gun lobby and passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the first significant gun violence legislation in nearly 30 years, and created the first-ever White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention in American history.
  • Protecting Access to Reproductive Health Care: Donald Trump’s Supreme Court appointees helped overturn Roe v. Wade, paving the way for Republicans across the country to strip away abortion rights. In the wake of that decision, President Biden signed executive orders to protect access to abortion, contraception, and the right to travel across state lines to access care.


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