VIA UP NORTH NEWS:
During floor debate in the U.S. Senate over the Inflation Reduction Act, Republicans – including Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson – blocked an amendment that would have capped insulin costs at $35 per month. Wisconsin’s other U.S. Senator, Tammy Baldwin, and all of her Democratic colleagues voted for the cap, which fell three votes short of passage.
Democratic Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, the Democratic nominee for Senate running against Johnson this fall, was quick to call out Johnson’s vote:
Diabetes is an epidemic in Wisconsin, impacting nearly 400,000 state residents who require insulin to survive.