Tonight, America will watch President Biden deliver his second State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of Congress. It will look a little different this time — we have a divided government and a new Speaker of the House sitting behind the rostrum. And I think the message the American people sent in the last two elections was stop the extremism and put people over politics to get stuff done. That’s exactly what President Biden has done. And together we have made historic progress.
During the Biden-Harris Administration, we passed the biggest climate change bill ever, the biggest infrastructure bill since the interstate highways were built, the first bipartisan gun safety legislation in decades, lifted kids lifted out of poverty, brought jobs and manufacturing brought back from China, and lowered prescription drug costs for folks on Social Security and Medicare. In short, Democrats focused on the issues that matter. I don't want to get ahead of the president, but in the face of unprecedented challenges, I believe the state of our union is strong.
And each day, our economy is growing stronger as our recovery continues. Think about where we were two years ago—and where we are today, with the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, inflation down, supply chain issues easing up, and jobs and manufacturing coming back to America for the first time in decades. There’s always more work to do, but thanks to President Biden, we are heading in the right direction.
People Over Politics Wins:
From Holliston and Heath to Leominster and Leverett, communities across the Second District stand to benefit from these wins. And I will work with any lawmaker, Democrat or Republican, who wants to continue our progress for working families.
While politics can often become divisive, I believe we don't have to agree on everything to agree on something. We need to work together where possible, and stand up for our values when necessary.
And I will always vote to protect Social Security and Medicare, make sure we care for our veterans, and look for ways to lower costs, raise wages and make our communities safer. You have my word.