Senator Stabenow Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released the following statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address:


“The State of the Union is an important moment to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going. And now is the time to focus on building a better America.


“Thanks to President Biden’s steady leadership and competence, we’ve made enormous progress in controlling the pandemic by getting shots into arms and tests into homes. Our children are back in school. Businesses have survived and are now experiencing unprecedented growth thanks to the hard work of people like my virtual guest, Scott Hammontree, owner of The Intersection in downtown Grand Rapids.


“We passed an infrastructure law that will be a game-changer for our Great Lakes and communities across Michigan. Our economy has seen the strongest growth since 1984, adding over 369,000 new manufacturing jobs. And America has retaken our status as the international leader by uniting much of the world in support of Ukraine’s fight to protect their freedom and democracy.


“We know there’s still work to do to build a better America. President Biden has laid out a plan to push back on price-gouging and cut costs on those expenses taking more of people’s paychecks every day. We will strengthen supply chains and make more things in Michigan and America. We will lower prices through competition that helps small businesses and protects consumers. 


“The state of our union has been challenged, but it remains strong. And I remain inspired by the American people, who are the heart of our nation’s recovery and future.”