March 01, 2022

Congressman Neguse Responds to President Biden’s State of the Union Address

Washington D.C.— Congressman Joe Neguse, Co-Chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communication Committee (DPCC), issued this statement following President Biden’s State of the Union Address tonight:

“In the face of consequential challenges, President Biden reminded us tonight what we can accomplish when we work together, and lead with compassion and unity,” said Congressman Neguse. “As we watch Russia’s premeditated, unlawful violation of international law and global peace, the President reiterated his commitment to the Ukrainian people, to democracy and to our NATO allies. In this significant moment on the world stage, we must stand united against Russia aggression and provide economic and humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people.”

“Through a global pandemic, economic upheaval, devastating western wildfires and crises at home and abroad, President Biden has never faltered in delivering needed support to the American people and providing leadership and direction in times of great consequence,” continued Congressman Neguse. “With the American Rescue Plan, the Biden-Harris Administration and the Democratic Congress boosted vaccine distribution, sent rescue checks to American families, cut taxes for parents and ensured America could get back to work and back to school. Now with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, America is on the move again, and we are creating jobs, rebuilding roads and bridges, investing in wildfire resiliency and providing a needed pay raise to our brave wildland firefighters. Through his first year in office, President Biden has led our nation to the greatest year of job creation in American history, wages are up and unemployment is down. But we’re not stopping there. As President Biden stated tonight, there is work ahead to build a brighter future for our children; work to tackle the climate crisis, expand mental health access, support our veterans, and ensure every American is given a fair shot.” 

“As the son of refugees, I applaud President Biden’s commitment to safeguard Dreamers, and protect America’s legacy as a safe shelter for those fleeing violence, and as a Coloradan, who has seen our communities devastated by gun violence time and time again, I am grateful for President Biden’s commitment to passing common-sense reforms and ending this epidemic. He’s absolutely right, Congress must act.”

“As the President said tonight: the best lies ahead. I hope families across Colorado found a renewed sense of hope and resilience from the President’s words; together we will chart a new path forward and build a better America.”

Congressman Neguse honored Superior Mayor Clint Folsom as his virtual guest, to uplift the story of those impacted by the Marshall Fire and highlight American resilience.