Joe Biden

American Bridge 21st Century Co-Chairs on President Biden State of the Union

Following President Biden’s State of The Union address last night, American Bridge 21st Century Co-Chairs released the following statements highlighting President Biden’s first year of strong, decisive leadership: 

“Tonight’s State of the Union clearly demonstrated President Biden’s leadership. His administration is showing strength at home and abroad,” said Gov. Steve Bullock. “President Biden knows how to lead during hard times and thanks to his administration, we are emerging from this pandemic stronger than ever. Since taking office, President Biden has created 7.1 million jobs, distributed more than $400 billion in critical relief to more than 6 million small businesses, and lowered the unemployment rate by 2.4 percent. President Biden has created more jobs than any other president during his first year in office – breaking record after record along the way and keeping his campaign promise to build back better..”

“Time after time, Joe Biden has delivered strong, principled presidential leadership,” said Gov. Deval Patrick. “He unified democracies around the world to hit back against Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked and unjustified attack on Ukraine. He unified Republicans and Democrats in Washington to make long overdue repairs and improvements in American roads, bridges, airports, broadband and other infrastructure. And he unified the scientific and business communities to bring us through the most devastating public health crisis in a century, with explosive job growth and a gradual but safe return to our normal routines. And he has done it despite the pollsters, pundits and performers who have tried their darndest to bully him and make him fail. So I congratulate the President on his State of the Union address and I look forward to the heavy work ahead under his quiet, no-nonsense, principled leadership.”

“President Biden is deeply committed to ensuring that our government is working for working people and rebuilding our alliances abroad that were destroyed by the terrible leadership of the past administration,” said Secretary Tom Perez. “While they acted recklessly both at home and abroad – President Biden is delivering tangible results and firing on all cylinders. Here at home, while the last administrations talked about rebuilding America, President Biden got it done by passing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. He made sure the benefits of this law touch every corner of the country. Thanks to President Biden, we’re rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, expanding high-speed internet access to all, and ensuring clean drinking water for everyone – while creating good union jobs in the process.”

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