President Joe Biden this evening delivered his second State of the Union Address. President Biden noted several successes of his administration thus far, including the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and record job growth. Additionally, the president highlighted priorities and goals for his administration in the next two years including growing manufacturing jobs and ramping up efforts to replace lead pipes to ensure access to safe drinking water. The president also called for Congress to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, to ensure workers can unionize.
In response to the president’s address, the BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director Jason Walsh:
“The first two years of the Biden-Harris administration have seen the passage of historic and impactful pieces of legislation for workers and the environment. Tonight we celebrate the successes of President Biden and his administration and welcome his commitment to continue to work to build a clean, prosperous, and equitable future for all.”