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August 01, 2022

Schweikert, Donalds Introduce Bill to Fight Inflation and Increase Savings Alternatives for Americans

For Immediate Release: July 29, 2022
Rep. Schweikert Contact: Preston Mizell

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Schweikert (AZ-06) and Congressman Byron Donalds (FL-19) introduced H.R. 8579, the Retirement Protection Act, yesterday. This bill would play a critical role in fighting inflation while helping Americans protect their savings. Following the bill’s introduction, Congressman Schweikert and Congressman Donalds issued the following statements:

“This bill plays a critical role in fighting historic inflation by reducing liquidity in the economy,” said Rep. Schweikert. “Allowing Americans to contribute more to their retirement accounts not only helps hardworking individuals add to their savings, but also serves as an alternative for funds that might be spent on inflated goods elsewhere. If we are going to defeat unprecedented inflation, we must think about long-term solutions. And this bill accomplishes just that.”

“As we continue to stare down economic uncertainty and officially enter into a recession, financial planning is more important than ever,” said Rep. Donalds. “By increasing the contribution limits for IRAs and other retirement plans, Americans everywhere will be able to better prepare themselves for the future.”

Specifically, the bill would, among other provisions:

  • Raise the yearly contribution limit for Roth and Traditional IRAs to $10,000
  • Raise the workplace retirement yearly contribution limit to $24,500

To read the full text of the bill, please click HERE.


David Schweikert is serving his sixth term in the United States Congress.  He holds a seat on the Ways and Means Committee, and is the current the Ranking Member on the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security.  He also is the Lead House Republican on the bicameral Joint Economic Committee, Co-Chairs the Valley Fever Task force with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and is the Republican Co-Chair of the Blockchain Caucus, the Singapore Caucus and the Caucus on Access to Capital and Credit.

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