March 01, 2022

Rep. Mike Levin Statement on State of the Union Address

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) issued the following statement ahead of President Biden’s State of the Union address:

“President Biden’s State of the Union address will serve as a reminder of how much progress we have made over the last year. Our economy created 6.6 million jobs in President Biden’s first year, the greatest 12 months of job creation in our nation’s history, and we are now turning the corner on this pandemic with more than 215 million Americans fully vaccinated. Much of that progress is thanks to the American Rescue Plan Act, which provided desperately needed relief and has helped Americans manage higher costs. Under President Biden’s leadership, we also passed the historic bipartisan infrastructure law to invest in our roads, bridges, ports, and more, all of which will help strengthen our supply chain and bring down prices.

“We have also seen President Biden unite the free world resolutely against Vladimir Putin’s violent and callous invasion of Ukraine. With his leadership, the United States and our global allies have instituted severe and comprehensive sanctions on Russia, provided more than a billion dollars in military resources to Ukraine, and prepared aid for a humanitarian crisis as a result of Putin’s violence. I stand ready with my colleagues in Congress to deliver additional support for the Ukrainian people and ensure that democracy and sovereignty prevail over autocracy and subjugation.

“Looking forward, I stand with President Biden in calling for Democrats and Republicans to come together to advance commonsense legislation for the common good. We must work together to take care of our veterans and ensure they have the quality health care and economic opportunities they deserve. We must come together to combat the climate crisis that is already having devastating effects on communities across the country. And we must overcome polarized politics to unite around our core American values of democracy, freedom, and justice for all. I am committed to doing that work with President Biden and my colleagues in Congress.”