In full transparency, the following is a press release from Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark’s office to SOURCE media. Clark is the congresswoman for this area. She is a Democrat. (submitted photo)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Katherine Clark (MA-5) issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s State of the Union address.
“In the year since President Biden took office, our nation has made tremendous progress in combatting the pandemic and bringing our economy back from the brink. Unemployment is down and wages are up – and this is no coincidence. Congressional Democrats have worked in partnership with President Biden to answer the American people with real solutions. We have provided free vaccines, reopened schools, lowered health care costs, created jobs, and re-established our leadership on the global stage at a time of great conflict and urgency.
“As the President outlined, we must continue to meet these historically challenging times with historic progress. Together, we have set forth an agenda that will lower child care costs for parents, tackle the climate crisis, reduce the cost of insulin and prescription drugs, and expand access to quality, affordable health care.
“Tonight, President Biden spoke directly to every American who is worried about high costs and international unrest and provided empathy and a plan of action to fight for everyday families. Tomorrow, we will continue our work to build a better America where every woman, worker, and child can succeed.”