Budzinski Statement on the State of the Union Address

Mar 08, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tonight, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) released the following statement on President Biden’s State of the Union address:

“In his first term in office, President Biden has made real progress for working families. He signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that has invested millions of dollars into Central and Southern Illinois communities. He signed the Inflation Reduction Act to support workforce development and cap insulin prices at $35 a month for seniors. And he signed the bipartisan PACT Act — the largest expansion of veterans’ health care. While we still have critical work ahead of us to help families keep more of what they earn, secure our border and address crises around the world, I was glad to hear the President lay out his vision for our future. A future where we defend democracy, protect women’s reproductive rights, sustain a thriving middle class and support our allies.” 

Congresswoman Budzinski, a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, brought April Williams as her guest to tonight’s State of the Union address. Williams is an East St. Louis native and current Belleville resident who serves veterans as a Certified Wound Care Nurse in the VA St. Louis Health Care System. Williams is also a legislative coordinator for American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 96 and a member of Congresswoman Budzinski’s Veterans Advisory Council.


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