WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) released the following statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address:
“Tonight, President Biden laid out how our nation has made remarkable progress since he took office over a year ago. With our Democratic majority in the Senate, we’ve been able to pass comprehensive relief to help overcome this pandemic – legislation to fix our roads and bridges, expand access to high-speed internet and protect the Great Lakes – and expand access to quality, affordable health care.
“We’ve seen record economic growth in the past year – and thanks to the bipartisan infrastructure law – we’ll be able to build back even stronger through good-paying, union jobs. I agree with President Biden that we must improve our supply chain resiliency and strengthen domestic manufacturing to reduce our reliance on foreign manufacturing of critical parts – such as semiconductor chips.
“President Biden’s leadership has also been vital in strengthening our standing on the global stage. His Administration has countered Russian aggression by rallying our allies and taking decisive actions that send a clear message: Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked, illegal invasion of Ukraine will be met with serious consequences. I’m proud to stand with the Ukrainian people and tens of thousands of Ukrainian Michiganders.
“As we continue to navigate challenges, there’s still more to be done, particularly to lower costs for families and small businesses. Michiganders expect us to work together to get things done, and I’ll continue working to support Michigan families and bolster our economic recovery.”