Reaction by the U.P.’s congressional delegation to last night’s State of the Union address by President Joe Biden was quick and predictable.
Democratic U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow said “Our nation has come such a long way these past two years under the steady leadership of President Biden and Vice President Harris.”
“Our nation has come such a long way these past two years under the steady leadership of President Biden and Vice President Harris.
“We emerged from the pandemic and together have built the strongest economy in generations. We’re seeing record job growth, record low unemployment, and an American manufacturing renaissance, with 800,000 jobs created. These results are not by accident. We’re investing in America again, and these investments are lifting up Michigan’s families, businesses, and communities.
“I remain laser-focused on creating good, American jobs, strengthening our supply chains, and reducing costs for Michigan families. In last year’s Inflation Reduction Act, we capped insulin at $35 for people on Medicare. Now President Biden is fighting to extend that cap to everyone. And I am thrilled that more people can now access life-changing behavioral health care thanks to the nationwide expansion of my transformative Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics initiative. My State of the Union guest, Community Mental Health Association of Michigan CEO Bob Sheehan, played a crucial role in this success alongside so many other advocates.
“Our nation has challenges, but our union is strong. Our union is resilient. And thanks to the leadership of President Biden and the American people, we’re back on track to a bright future.”
Democratic U.S. Senator Gary Peters said “Under President Biden’s leadership and with a Democratic majority in Congress, we’ve delivered results.”
“Under President Biden’s leadership and with a Democratic majority in Congress, we’ve delivered results. From creating good-paying jobs to investing in domestic manufacturing, rebuilding our roads and bridges, lowering energy costs for families and prescription drug prices for seniors, taking historic action to tackle climate change, expanding benefits for toxic-exposed veterans and their survivors, and working to strengthen our national security, we’ve made real progress on issues important to Michiganders. As the President laid out, working together, we can build on these efforts – and I’ll keep fighting for Michigan every step of the way.”
Republican First District U.S. Representative Jack Bergman excoriated Biden, citing a “complete and utter lack of understanding of the issues facing everyday Americans,” and an “abysmal national security record.”
Tonight, following President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address, Representative Jack Bergman released the following statement:
“President Biden’s State of the Union Address once again showed his complete and utter lack of understanding of the issues facing everyday Americans. From inflation to his abysmal national security record, President Biden must step up and take control of his flailing administrative policies and begin to put American interests first.
“It’s time President Biden set aside his demeaning partisanship and fight for the prosperity and future of our Republic. The American people remain strong and steadfast in our resolve to tackle our toughest challenges and keep our Nation great, and the Republican controlled House stands ready to work together to get good things done to move our Nation forward.”