Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President…. No President has ever said those words, and it’s about time….
After 100 days of rescue and renewal, America is ready for takeoff, in my view. We’re working again, dreaming again, discovering again, and leading the world again.
When I was sworn in on January 20th, less than 1 percent of the seniors in America were fully vaccinated against COVID-19. One hundred days later, 70 percent of seniors in America over 65 are protected — fully protected.
…thanks to the American Rescue Plan, we’re on track to cut child poverty in America in half this year.
The American Jobs Plan will put engineers and construction workers to work building more energy-efficient buildings and homes. Electrical workers — IBEW members — installing 500,000 charging stations along our highways so we can own — (applause) — so we can own the electric car market. (Applause.)
American tax dollars are going to be used to buy American products made in America to create American jobs. That’s the way it’s supposed to be and it will be in this administration.
We need to ensure greater equity and opportunity for women. And while we’re doing this, let’s get the Paycheck Fairness Act to my desk as well — equal pay. It’s been much too long.
…my American Families Plan guarantees four additional years of public education for every person in America, starting as early as we can.
… the IRS is going to crack down on millionaires and billionaires who cheat on their taxes.
… trickle-down economics has never worked and it’s time to grow the economy from the bottom and the middle out.
I will do everything in my power to protect the American people from this epidemic of gun violence, but it’s time for Congress to act as well.
Immigration has always been essential to America. Let’s end our exhausting war over immigration. More people voted in the last presidential election than any time in American history, in the middle of the worst pandemic ever. It should be celebrated. Instead, it’s being attacked.
We have to prove democracy still works — that our government still works and we can deliver for our people.