APPLAUDING PRESIDENT BIDEN’S FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE
Today marks the one year anniversary of President Biden’s inauguration as president of the United States. In response, [Insert Here] released the following statement highlighting the progress President Biden and Democrats have made to build back better and to help working families in Florida over the last year.
“President Biden and congressional Democrats took office amid some of the worst crises many of us have seen in our lifetimes, and they got to work delivering results. In just one year, they have gotten millions of vaccines in arms, saved lives, put people back to work, and made infrastructure investments that are critical to America’s future. And they made all of this progress no thanks to obstructionist Republicans in Congress. There’s no question: Floridians are better off now than they were a year ago – thank you, President Biden!”
President Biden and Vice President Harris took office amid several crises and promised to move quickly to deliver results for working families. That’s what they’ve done.
In just one year, they:
- Got Shots in Arms & Saved Lives: The President set up a historic vaccination program that resulted in more than 200 million Americans fully vaccinated this year: almost 75% of all adults. Millions of teenagers and children are now vaccinated, and tens of millions of Americans are getting booster shots. The President closed the racial equity gap in COVID vaccinations among adults. And, about 96% of schools are open. All these steps have and continue to save countless lives.
- Got People Back to Work: President Biden has grown the economy faster than in decades and added 6.4 million jobs – more in one year than ever on record. Recent weekly unemployment claims are down near a level not seen since 1969. Economic growth is the strongest in two generations – and for the first time in 20 years, the U.S. economy has grown faster than China’s.
- Passed Laws to Create Jobs & Rebuild Crumbling Infrastructure: President Biden got the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed – the most impactful legislative agenda for a first year President. The American Rescue Plan led to what experts estimate will be the lowest child poverty rate on record and the unemployment rate is down to 3.9% two years faster than projected. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will create jobs, provide clean drinking water, upgrade our roads, airports, and rail, and is a critical first step towards a clean energy future.
In spite of unprecedented crises and opposition from Congressional Republicans, the President and Congressional Democrats got an enormous amount done for the American people in their first year.