FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 2, 2022
CONTACT: COURTNEY S. GREEN
NBCSL PRESIDENT BILLY MITCHELL STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT BIDEN’S SOTU ADDRESS
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, NBCSL President Bill Mitchell released the following statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address:
“President’s Biden speech last night regarding the state of our union offered hope, stability, and a plan we can count on to help all Americans now and in the future. His vision for rebuilding our economy so that it helps our middle and low-income families aligns with the goals of NBCSL. As state legislators, we work every day in our state houses to ensure affordability for African American families and other minority families across this nation.
We applaud President Biden for the promises he has kept in his first year of office, such as providing critical COVID-19 relief to Americans. We support the President fully in getting Americans vaccinated to combat COVID-19 and end this pandemic.
Furthermore, we look forward to the continued work on our nation’s infrastructure. We support the bipartisan effort to invest in our roads, bridges, affordable broadband, and clean water in all our communities—including rural communities. We must rebuild America—a task that NBCSL has been committed to over the years and will remain committed.
Many of our constituents are suffering from high drug prices and cannot afford their medication that is essential to them living a healthy life. We applaud President Biden’s efforts to lower the drug prices and encourage permanent savings through the American Rescue Plan and Affordable Care Act.
NBCSL stands with this nation and stand up for democracy across the world. We are against Russian aggression and stand with Ukraine.
Lastly, after the failed attempt to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the Freedom to Vote Act, NBCSL is still committed to ensuring everyone has the right to vote. We continue to put the pressure on President Biden and his administration to make sure that these two pieces of legislation pass the Senate or some form of voter protection legislation will pass and put into law.
We look forward to President Biden’s continued leadership in this nation and NBCSL looks forward to continuing to work with this administration to help our constituents and achieve the mission and goals of NBCSL.”