Gallagher Statement on Biden's First Address to Congress

April 29, 2021
Press Release

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today released the following statement following President Biden's first address to a joint session of Congress. 

"President Biden's address last night proved he has misinterpreted a narrow majority in Congress as a mandate for radical progressive change. As if cancelling the Keystone Pipeline and the thousands of Wisconsin jobs that come with it, opening up our southern border, and promoting divisive, identity politics wasn't enough, he's now pushing for trillions of dollars in spending increases and tax hikes that will devastate our economy and hurt hardworking Wisconsinites. He lobbied for HR 1, a radical federal government takeover of our election system that will cause chaos. His foreign policy claims have two contradictions: (1) we cannot counter Communist China while cutting defense and (2) attempts at "stern deterrence" of Iran and North Korea are undermined by the unconditional surrender in Afghanistan.

"I invite President Biden to take a step back and join us here in the land of Wisconsin common-sense, where we simply want to work hard, raise our families in safe neighborhoods, and have less -- not more -- government intervention in our everyday lives." 

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