Rep. Houlahan on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

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Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) clearly enjoyed President Biden’s State of the Union Address, releasing a statement acknowledging Biden’s passion and outlining his plans for tackling pressing issues. She was also thrilled to hear the President recount some of the nation’s successes in her district, surely more than excited to know that innumerable people there were already feeling the impact.

“President Biden spoke on the pressing issues facing our country and how we can work to tackle them in the next year,” said Houlahan. “I was also pleased to see him recount some of our recent successes and the work we’ve done that positively impacts my district.”

“In 2022, Democrats worked with Republicans and with the executive branch to expand health care for veterans, enact the most comprehensive gun violence prevention legislation in nearly three decades, and lower prescription drug prices for millions of Americans, among many other things,” said Houlahan. “In the next year we will defend these gains while continuing to work in a bipartisan and bicameral manner to achieve even more.”

“Our economy is in a much better place than it was a year ago. In January alone, the economy created over half a million jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 3.4% for the first time in over four decades. We must continue this economic momentum to ensure we have an economy that works for everyone and maintains America’s status as the leader in the global economy.”

“Lastly, President Biden’s mention of paid leave is a huge step in making access to paid leave for more Americans a priority. This is something I’ve been working on since I came to Congress and welcome partnership from the executive branch on this issue,” said Houlahan.

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