Over the summer, Congress passed the CHIPS Act, which was signed into law by President Joe Biden. Here is how the CHIPS Act will strengthen American manufacturing and slow China’s advancement in smartphone manufacturing.
Claim: Republicans have said that President Joe Biden and the Democrats support late-term abortion, including up until the moment of birth.
Rating: This is MOSTLY FALSE. Biden supports Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that made abortion legal in the United States, and allowed abortions up until about 24 weeks (six months) of pregnancy. After that point, abortion is only allowed in situations where the woman’s life is threatened or if the fetus has birth defects that would not let it live outside of the womb. Roe v. Wade was overturned in June 2022, making abortion illegal in 13 states.
Claim: President Joe Biden’s administration has claimed that the Inflation Reduction Act will provide inflation relief to Americans.
Rating: This claim is MOSTLY TRUE. The Inflation Reduction Act does not seek to directly affect inflation by altering monetary policy, which is the role of the Federal Reserve Bank. Instead, it seeks to address some of the historical causes of inflation by tackling health care and energy costs. It also invests in renewable energy and energy manufacturing, which protects the United States from global events that affect energy supply and cost.
Claim: Former President Donald Trump has accused President Joe Biden of sending the FBI to raid Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago.
Rating: This claim is FALSE. Biden has denied knowing about the FBI investigation of Trump. In addition, the FBI is led by Trump appointee Christopher Wray. Trump’s claim is to distract from him knowingly having classified documents in his possession at Mar-a-Lago, and refusing to return them to the federal government when requested. Those actions are a federal crime, according to several former Trump allies.
Claim: The White House claims that the Inflation Reduction Act will fight climate change and invest in climate solutions, and it is “the most significant climate legislation in U.S. history.”
Rating: This claim is TRUE. According to impartial climate change experts, the Inflation Reduction Act will help the United States reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030.
Claim: Many Vietnamese Americans believe that President Joe Biden is to blame for the rise in gas prices, saying that during the Trump Administration, gas prices were cheaper.
Rating: This claim is MOSTLY FALSE. The American president does not control gas prices. Gas prices are determined by the price of oil on the global market. Because Russia has waged war on Ukraine, the U.S. and its European allies have reduced their import of Russian oil. This has led to a worldwide increase in the price of oil and thus, a worldwide increase in gas prices.