LAGRANGE, Ga. (WRBL) — Sen. Raphael Warnock stopped by LaGrange ahead of Georgia’s high-stakes Senate showdown.
The campaign rally was held at Rhoades Casual Dining, where Warnock met supporters from Troup County. As the rain fell, the crowd huddled under a canopy to hear the reverend’s remarks.
Warnock spoke about legislation passed by the Senate, such as the US bailout. He thanked LaGrange voters who helped secure a majority in 2021. The senator also said he wants to extend the child tax credit and continue to work on canceling student debt.
The visit follows his progress with the Affordable Insulin Now Act, which aims to cap the cost of insulin at $35 per month.
“It’s a state where 12% of adults have diabetes,” Warnock told News 3. “When you need insulin, you need insulin. It’s not optional. People are literally rationing insulin. My bill would cap the cost. I have a standalone bill. It’s also a provision in a larger bipartisan package. Hopefully we’ll make sure this is brought forward and passed over the very next work time. “
This week, insulin maker Sanofi announced it would cap the cost of insulin at $35 per month for all uninsured US patients. Warnock’s team says the move is a sign of momentum for the bill. This bill should be on the floor of the Senate in the coming months.
Warnock spoke to the crowd about the addition of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. He says her role as the first black woman on the nation’s highest court paves the way for the next generation, including his five-year-old daughter.
Warnock’s campaign tour continues tomorrow as he heads to Cobb County.
He will face Republican Hershel Walker in the November general election.