Building Back Together Executive Director Danielle Melfi Statement on President Biden’s First State of The Union
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2022
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BUILDING BACK TOGETHER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DANIELLE MELFI STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT BIDEN’S FIRST STATE OF THE UNION
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Building Back Together Executive Director Danielle Melfi released the following statement on President Biden’s first State of the Union address:
“Tonight, President Biden made clear that even as we faced unprecedented crises in the last year, America is stronger and more resilient today than we were when he took office. In his speech, the President emphasized America’s leadership in rallying our allies to stand up for democracy and with the Ukrainian people by enacting swift and severe costs on Russia in the face of Putin’s premeditated war. President Biden also highlighted the significant steps the Biden-Harris Administration has taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and build our economy from the bottom up and the middle out — not the top down.
“Under President Biden’s leadership, we have the tools to keep Americans safe and fight COVID-19, have laid the groundwork for a historic economic recovery that has already created millions of jobs, and have leaders in the White House who are using every tool at their disposal to bring down costs for working families. Through the American Rescue Plan, the Biden-Harris Administration secured relief funding to get shots in arms, safely reopen schools, and get Americans back to work. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which President Biden signed into law in November, is already delivering much-needed investments to create good-paying jobs rebuilding America with goods that are made in America. And the President is just getting started.
“Along with these historic accomplishments, President Biden underscored the importance of unity as we turn to the work that lies ahead. He knows, as we do, that there is more that unites us than divides us, and that there is nothing Americans can’t do when we do it together. As the President said tonight, ‘It is never a good bet to bet against the American people.’ In the coming months, working and middle class Americans can trust that the Biden-Harris Administration will continue to build on the progress made so far and rebuild a stronger America for all of us.”