NewDEAL Statement on State of the Union Address

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For Immediate Release:                                                                

March 7, 2024                                                                         

Contact: Jonathon Dworkin (NewDEAL), 202-660-1340 x5,

NewDEAL Statement on
2024 State of the Union Address

Washington, D.C. (March 7, 2024) – NewDEAL CEO Debbie Cox Bultan released the following statement responding to President Biden’s State of the Union address delivered tonight:

“Tonight’s State of the Union address was a clear demonstration that Democrats continue to deliver on behalf of the American people.

“Over a historic first term, President Biden and his congressional allies have secured major wins for the American people – with once-in-a-generation investments including the American Rescue Plan Act, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Inflation Reduction Act, and the CHIPS and Science Act.

“These laws have accelerated economic growth, led to record unemployment, and created millions of jobs while strengthening the American economy and our communities from the ground up.

“Democratic elected officials at the state and local levels, including NewDEAL Leaders, are committed partners of this Administration, leveraging these critical federal dollars to solve problems and make a huge impact in their communities by delivering more affordable housing, better roads, access to high-speed broadband, expanded childcare and more.

"I was also heartened to see President Biden highlighting the ways he is fighting for a freedom agenda. These essential freedoms – the freedom to make deeply personal decisions about one’s health, the freedom that comes with economic opportunity, and the freedom to vote safely and securely – cannot be taken for granted.

“With President Biden’s call to uphold these American values, he is painting a compelling and coherent vision and agenda for the future. Now, in this election year, Democrats at every level of government must join with the President and stand up to defend our democracy and advocate for the freedoms we hold dear.”

About NewDEAL

NewDEAL supports a network of about 200 state and local officials -- statewide officials, legislators, mayors, council members, and other local leaders across the country -- who are pro-growth progressives. The organization brings together leaders focused on expanding opportunity, helping them develop and spread innovative ideas to spur economic growth that is broadly-earned and sustainable. NewDEAL facilitates the exchange of ideas among its members and connects them with other pro-growth progressive political, policy, and private sector leaders.