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Wittman Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s 2023 State of the Union Address:

“For too long, American families have struggled under one-party control in Washington which has been filled with out of touch and burdensome policies. Fortunately, with this new Congress and new Republican leadership, we will work to address Americans’ top concerns and provide the results they need and deserve. This year, we will deliver on our promise of our commitment to America: a future that is built on freedom, a government that is accountable, an economy that is strong, and a nation that is safe.

“This year, we will begin to fulfill our commitment by rebuilding our nation’s struggling economy – we will continue to promote our proven pro-growth, pro-worker policies that reduce the cost of living, boost local businesses, and encourage innovation and competition. Americans have been paying record-high prices in the grocery store, at the gas pump, to heat their homes, and more – this will begin to change now that we have a new majority in the House of Representatives that will push back against these disastrous policies. 

“On a global scale, the United States is also in dire need of leadership that will portray strength to our adversaries. Unfortunately, as recent as last week, considering the Chinese Communist Party’s disregard for U.S. sovereignty through their surveillance balloon, this administration has displayed weakness to our most pressing adversary. This administration not only owes us answers as to how such a disastrous national security blunder could occur within our borders, but also what they are doing to ensure this never happens again. This Congress, as Vice Chair of the House Armed Services and as a Senior Member on the House Committee on the Strategic Competition with the Chinese Communist Party, holding this administration accountable to these critical questions will be a top priority of mine.

“Hard working American’s finally get a break from two years of the one-party Democrat rule in Washington that has led to crushing inflation and job killing regulations. Unfortunately, the President’s speech tonight doubles down on the same policies that have made it difficult for American families to make ends meet. However, I am confident that this new Congress and our new Republican leadership will provide a newfound commitment to hardworking American families. The work has already begun, and I will continue to work tirelessly to change the culture in Washington and bring responsible policies back to Washington.”