Napolitano's Statement on President Biden's Address to a Joint Session of Congress
WASHINGTON, DC - Tonight, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) released the following statement on President Biden's Address to a Joint Session of Congress:
“The President is absolutely right. The best way to get people back to work right now is upgrading our country’s aging infrastructure. His American Jobs Plan will create millions of good-paying jobs, while reducing commute times, increasing safety on our highways, bridges, buses, and rails, and safeguarding our environment. With robust investment in research and development, American manufacturing, and job training, it will help prepare our future workforce and regain our competitiveness abroad.
"I thank the President for prioritizing clean water. Every family deserves access to clean water, in times of crisis or not, and the cities in my district and throughout LA County will benefit from increased federal funding as they tackle stormwater control issues while addressing ongoing drought conditions. As Chairwoman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee, I look forward to working with the President, his administration, and my colleagues on the Committee to ensure we are meeting the immediate and long-term water needs of my constituents and all Americans.
"Every student deserves access to quality, affordable education, regardless of ZIP code, and no one should have to choose between a paycheck or caring for a loved one. Improving the education of students at every grade level will sustain economic growth for years to come and ensure our future leaders are ready to compete in a global economy. Greater investment in education, child care, and paid family and medical leave in the President’s American Family Plan are critical and long overdue.
"Staring down a global pandemic and a recovering economy, in his first 100 days in office, the President hasn’t blinked. With over 220 million doses of vaccines in Americans’ arms, small businesses reopening, money in people’s pockets, and students returning to the classroom, thanks to the President’s leadership, America is on the move again. Let’s keep moving forward together as we build back better."