April 28, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Statement on President Biden’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress:

“Tonight, President Biden laid out a bold vision to invest in America’s families and build back better from this pandemic. Under President Biden’s leadership, more than 232 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have now been administered, millions of Americans are receiving relief from the American Rescue Plan, and we are closer than ever to putting this pandemic behind us. Now we can look forward to building an economy that lifts up all Americans and grows the middle class. I strongly support the President’s plan to invest in families with universal access to pre-K, two years of free community college for all Americans, lower child care costs, and comprehensive paid family and medical leave. I also look forward to working with the President to combat the climate crisis – the defining challenge of our time – by growing our clean energy economy, investing in things like zero emission vehicles, and creating good-paying jobs of the future right here in America.

“Ultimately, President Biden’s address tonight represented the best of what American can be, from ending gun violence and reforming policing, to treating immigrants with dignity and rebuilding our relationships with allies around the world. All of these priorities deserve bipartisan support, and I hope my colleagues on the other side of the aisle will work with us in good faith on behalf of the American people.”

Earlier this week, Rep. Levin announced Vista Community Clinic (VCC) CEO Fernando Sañudo as his honorary virtual guest for President Joe Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress. Under Mr. Sañudo’s leadership, the VCC has administered thousands of COVID-19 vaccines for vulnerable individuals, including people experiencing homelessness, migrant farmworkers, and others. The VCC was awarded $14.7 million from the American Rescue Plan to support its work and was also among the first 25 federally qualified Community Health Centers (CHCs) in the nation to receive additional COVID vaccines directly from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).