Rice Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (D-NY) issued the following statement today after attending President Biden’s first State of the Union address.
“President Biden’s address exemplifies the steady, bipartisan approach that our country needs. I am particularly grateful for this leadership as we face an international crisis. His fierce stance against Vladimir Putin and quick action in coordinating global sanctions against Russia have helped reestablish the United States as a respected power on the world stage.
“We have worked hard since January 2021 to enact policy that directly benefits the American people. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has already provided millions of dollars to New York, and I will continue working with the state and federal government to ensure that this funding goes to creating good-paying jobs, fixing our crumbling roads and bridges, and cleaning-up contaminated drinking water.
“While these legislative victories should be applauded, President Biden is right to acknowledge that we have more work to do. We have made great progress rebuilding our economy, but I know that my constituents still feel the financial impact of inflation and supply chain issues. I am proud to have helped the America COMPETES Act pass the House, and we need to deliver the final version to the President’s desk to support workers and put money directly in the pockets of Americans. We must also finally pass the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus package that will allow President Biden to keep our government funded and to send necessary financial aid to Ukraine.
“ Now is the time for Americans to come together. We must present a united front both internally, as we implement this legislation, and externally, as we join our global allies in combating Russia’s aggression.”