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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, issued the following statement after the June 2022 Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers showed inflation rose 9.1% year-over-year, the highest since 1981.

“Working families are struggling to make ends meet as they continue to face the worst inflation in more than 40 years. The price of groceries, gas, rent, and utilities are skyrocketing. All while paychecks aren’t keeping up.

“The economic sirens are blaring and economists are warning of looming recession. But Joe Biden is covering his ears and turning his back on the American people. Right now, Democrats are actually doubling down on their plan to raise taxes on working families and job creators. They want to jam through more inflation-inducing government spending and attack American energy producers.

“Working families in Wyoming cannot afford to pay the huge price of President Biden’s failed economic agenda. Now is not the time for more reckless government spending and tax hikes.”