Congresswoman Nikema Williams Statement on President Joe Biden’s Joint Address to Congress

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) issued the following statement after President Joe Biden’s Joint Address to Congress. The address was President Biden’s first speech to a Joint Session of Congress and observed 100 days into the President’s first term. 

“President Biden’s Joint Address reminded us all that we finally have a leader who is committed to working for the people,” said Congresswoman Williams. “The first 100 days of the Biden presidency have been marked by bold and visionary life changing policy. From providing $1.9 trillion of relief in the American Rescue Plan, to a $2.3 trillion investment with the American Jobs Plan, we have another once-in-a-generation opportunity to redress inequities of our past and invest in America’s future, for everyone.

“Even before the pandemic, too many people were struggling. An economy that fails the most marginalized is not only unjust, it’s unsustainable. The American Families Plan invests not only in our children with childcare, but the economy as a whole because without childcare we can’t have a thriving economy. Every 3- and 4-year-old will be guaranteed preschool and the American Families Plan reduces child poverty by extending the child tax credit. The American Families Plan will help build the care infrastructure needed in America by providing every worker with comprehensive paid family and medical leave so everyone can care for themselves or loved ones. It is refreshing to have someone in the White House providing families with the economic security and justice they need and deserve. 

“We also witnessed history with two women seated at the dais behind the President of the United States. Representation matters and Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are changing the face of leadership for little girls everywhere. This is the first time–but I’m confident it will not be the last time. Women not only have a seat at the table in the Biden Administration, but are also leading.” 

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