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Wyden projects drug savings for 20,000 Oregon seniors, braces for industry fight

Prescription help for thousands of Oregonians may be coming soon after an all-night session of the U.S. Senate and consideration of a novel-length piece of legislation.

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, bleary-eyed after the marathon session in Washington, D.C., briefed Oregon reporters Monday on the impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

The package included the country’s “biggest investment ever in climate change” that included his long-proposed Clean Energy for America proposal, Wyden said. As chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Wyden was deeply involved in work on the legislation passed on Sunday, Aug. 7, on a party vote. It now goes to the U.S. House.

Wyden said it had been a “grueling few months.”

He said the package includes money to help Oregon farmers and ranchers and to help . . .