February 07, 2023

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

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

“Tonight, working families saw President Biden and House Democrats’ historic economic progress on full display. The American Dream is more secure for future generations because of the momentum we’ve created together. Wages are up, inflation is down and more Americans are working than ever before. For the first time in years, families who might have felt like the deck was stacked against them have a little more breathing room because of our legislative accomplishments. Our economy is strong because we are making clean energy more affordable, capping insulin costs and lowering health care premiums and drug prices. We’re investing in American workers while making the largest corporations and wealthiest pay their fair share. 

“The American people have endured a number of difficult challenges over the last three years—a once-in-a-century pandemic, a supply chain crisis, global inflation and the Russian invasion of Ukraine—and it’s important to acknowledge that many are still struggling. As President Biden said, there’s a lot of work ahead to finish the job, but Democrats are more committed than ever to building on our historic economic growth by lowering costs, creating better-paying jobs and raising the quality of life for all Americans. While Democrats work to move our nation forward, Republicans are committed to taking our economy backward. They threaten economic catastrophe and demand cuts to Social Security and Medicare rather than work with us to address the country’s most pressing issues.”