Below is a statement from Chair Rita Hart following President Biden’s State of the Union address:

“After two of the strongest years of job growth in American history and several ground-breaking pieces of legislation signed into law, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have pulled our nation back from the brink and set us on a path toward a fairer economy that rewards hard work.”

“Here in Iowa, the Biden-Harris administration has created jobs to rebuild and strengthen our bridges and roads, to replace the lead pipes poisoning our water, and to connect our small towns with high-speed internet access.”

“Beyond creating good-paying livelihoods that don’t require a four-year college degree, President Biden and Democrats have also brought down skyrocketing prescription drug prices and capped monthly insulin costs at $35 for Medicare patients, ensuring that our seniors won’t go bankrupt trying to stay healthy.”

“It can be easy to forget about all of the progress we’ve made at the national level while Kim Reynolds treats the American Rescue Plan like her personal slush fund and Iowa Republicans roll back our fundamental freedoms.”

“We still have a lot of work to do in Iowa, but like the President, I believe that our best days lie ahead.”