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House Democrats pose for photos after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signed the Inflation Reduction Act during a bill enrollment ceremony after the House passed the legislation at the U.S. Capitol August 12, 2022 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – Republicans recently voted against “Mother Earth,” according to Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

She made the comments in reference to a recently passed tax and spend bill called the “Inflation Reduction Act,” which is meant to take the place of the failed “Build Back Better” legislation.

“To lower prescription drug costs, to lower health care costs, to reduce the deficit and paid-for to lower inflation, to save the planet – and every single Republican in the House and in the Senate voted against it,” Pelosi said at a press conference Friday.

“How could they vote against lowering prescription drug costs? How could they vote against helping families with their health care costs? How can they vote against the planet, Mother Earth?” Pelosi said. “Mother Earth gets angry from time to time, and this legislation will help us address all of that.”

The legislation includes billions of dollars for new climate change spending, including “$3 billion, [to] invest in community led projects in disadvantaged communities and community capacity building centers to address disproportionate environmental and public health harms related to pollution and climate change,” according to an analysis from Senate Democrats.

The legislation pours billions of dollars into solar and wind technology as well.

Despite its name, the “Inflation Reduction Act” is expected to have minimal impact on inflation but will reduce job opportunities and Gross Domestic Product, according to an analysis from the Tax Foundation.

Republican National Committee co-chair Tommy Hicks criticized the legislation strongly.

“It’s clear that if Americans simply know the truth behind the bill, and what it will do to their pocketbooks, this latest ploy by Biden and the left to remake America leaves congressional Democrats even more vulnerable in November,” Hicks wrote. “Already, 82 percent of Americans say the economy is ‘poor.’ This bill would only worsen every problem plaguing our economy.”