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Rep. Courtney Statement on President Joe Biden’s First Joint Address to Congress Following First 100 Days

April 28, 2021
Press Release

NORWICH, CT—Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) made the following statement this evening after President Joe Biden issued his first address to a joint session of Congress following his first 100 days in office.

“President Biden’s clear-eyed address tonight leaves no doubt that he is determined to deliver real results for the American people,” said Congressman Courtney. “In his first 100 days, working with Congress, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law. That bill has already succeeded in executing the largest vaccination program in the world; it’s provided real financial help for America’s middle class, small businesses, and state and local governments; and tax relief for families with children, just to name a few. Now, President Biden has challenged Congress and the nation to reinvest in what really fuels America’s economy—our workers and families. Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell has warned that our economic landscape will ‘look different’ after the pandemic, and we’ve got to make sure that America’s families and workforce are prepared with more economic certainty, early access to quality education, and meaningful opportunities to re-tool skillsets for high-skill, high-pay careers. That’s exactly what the American Families Plan will offer.

“I enthusiastically support President Biden’s call for action on infrastructure, clean energy, and job training, which will be particularly critical to grow and thrive in the State of Connecticut. Lastly, his sincere thanks to our nation’s COVID heroes was much appreciated, particularly for my guest tonight, Ms. Sherri Dayton, a nurse at Norwich’s Backus hospital who has valiantly cared for our region’s patients in the most challenging health care crisis of the modern era."