Press Release

Senator Welch’s Statement on President Biden’s Second State of the Union Address

Feb 7, 2023

“Tonight, President Biden highlighted the many areas where we’ve made progress for communities in Vermont and across the country—like broadband funding, telemedicine, and infrastructure improvements—and rallied support for the job ahead to rebuild our economy for working families, protect our planet, and strengthen our democracy.

This is essential work. Vermonters know that, in so many ways, small and rural communities are the heart of this country. And they need support to thrive. Many of the problems Vermonters face are the same problems folks struggle with in small and rural communities in Wyoming or South Dakota. These aren’t partisan issues—they’re challenges we all share, whether we live in a red state or a blue state.

From combatting the opioid epidemic to strengthening our health care system, the President’s speech laid out his Administration’s plans to tackle these challenges head-on.

I’m grateful for the President’s leadership, and I’m ready to get to work on these issues in the Senate. Onward.”