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Schatz Statement on State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address.

“Tonight, we heard President Biden highlight the historic progress we made in just three years. We grew jobs at a record pace, cut the cost of prescription drugs, enacted the biggest climate action in history, improved health care for veterans, and delivered billions in new funding for Hawai‘i, among other things.

“But just as the president said: there is still more work to do. That includes cutting costs for families, making housing more affordable, restoring reproductive freedom across the country, protecting kids on social media, and further asserting American leadership abroad, including stopping Putin’s assault on Ukraine and delivering more urgently needed humanitarian aid to Gaza.

“I hope my colleagues in Congress support the president’s call for unity and back his proposals to create a stronger economy, help lower costs for people, and uphold democracy abroad.”