Yarmuth Statement on President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress
LOUISVILLE – Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) released the statement below following President Joe Biden’s Joint Address to Congress:
“Tonight, President Biden laid out an ambitious and thoughtful vision for our nation—one that tackles the challenges we face by investing in our greatest strength, the American people.
“We can expedite our recovery by expanding access to childcare and early education, creating good-paying jobs in the industries of tomorrow, and reforming our tax code so it values hard work instead of wealth. We can embrace American ingenuity and exceptionalism to create a fair and inclusive economy that looks out for everyone, not just those at the top.
“After leading the effort in Congress to pass the American Rescue Plan that marked a turning point for our nation and put money in people’s pockets and vaccine shots in arms, I look forward to joining my colleagues in answering the President’s call to enact both the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan. When working families are given a fair shot; when our children receive a quality education; when we expand opportunities for all Americans, our nation succeeds and prospers.
“We must aim for more than just a return to a status quo where too many Americans were left behind. We must continue to build on the progress we’ve made, and I thank President Biden for his bold leadership in this trying time.”