March 07, 2024

Chairman Aguilar Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Democratic Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar issued the following statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address:

“Tonight, President Biden once again demonstrated why he is the leader our country needs by highlighting our nation’s historic progress over the last four years. Wages are up, inflation is down and with each passing day more and more families are reaping the benefits of our legislative accomplishments. Our economic recovery is strong because President Biden and House Democrats delivered for the American people and capped insulin at $35 a month for seniors; brought manufacturing jobs back to America; put people to work rebuilding the nation’s bridges, tunnels and airports; and secured the first meaningful action on gun safety in three decades.

“As the President emphasized, there is still work ahead to give families the full sense of security they deserve. Now more than ever, Americans are counting on us to deliver on their most pressing concerns to improve their quality of life. They are worried about the Republican assault on reproductive freedom that puts access to contraception and IVF treatments at risk. House Democrats remain committed to defending abortion rights and putting People Over Politics by lowering costs, creating more good-paying jobs, defending democracy and building a fair economy that gives everyone a chance to prosper. We want to create a future where working families come first and are no longer forced to bail out big corporations who have long benefited from unfair tax breaks all while making record profits. President Biden and House Democrats are committed to responsibly lowering the deficit while protecting Social Security and Medicare. We want to strengthen the American Dream by making homeownership more affordable for working families. We also will continue to put America's national security front and center as we stand by our allies in Israel and Ukraine and work to secure our border while reaffirming our longstanding values as a nation of immigrants.

“It is time for Extreme MAGA Republicans to put aside their political sideshows and work with Democrats to improve the quality of life of all Americans. Together, we can finish the job and create a better future for all Americans.”