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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, issued the following statement after the December 2021 Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers showed inflation rose seven percent year-over-year.

“Joe Biden is the president of high prices. It’s a new year, and the same old record-high Joe Biden inflation is hitting families in Wyoming. Americans are still struggling to pay for the most expensive Christmas ever. Now they have less money in their pockets at the end of each month as prices keep going up and wages can’t keep up. People in Wyoming are worried about paying the rent, heating their home, and paying for gas and groceries. The president is asleep at the wheel.

“We need to cut off unnecessary big-government spending and get Americans back to work. Most of all, the administration needs to stop its relentless attack on Wyoming energy so that we can continue to produce the fuel Americans need to heat their homes this winter, at prices they can afford.”