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Rep. Long Response to President Biden's State of the Union

Washington D.C.- Missouri Congressman Billy Long issued the following statement following President Biden’s State of the Union address.

“Tonight, President Biden tried to paint a rosy picture of America on the rebound,” Congressman Long said. “He touted his spending plans as rebuilding America, but the reality is anything but. Thanks to the failed and broken policies of the Biden Administration and Congressional Democrats, America is worse off today than on January 19, 2021. President Biden said that he would lower inflation, but never said how he would do it. The president repeatedly spoke about ‘Made in America’ products, but did not address American energy independence. He proposed socialist price controls on prescription drugs, a policy that would provide for less lifesaving medicines being created. These and many more of the Biden Administration’s proposals mentioned tonight would do more harm than good.”

“While President Biden spoke about many of his Green New Deal wish list policies, he hardly mentioned any of the ongoing crises that his administration created,” Congressman Long continued. “Out of control tax and spend policies have given us the highest inflation in 40 years. The price of everything is going up, and it’s all because of Democrats’ radical spending plans. Our Southern Border, or should I say ‘Olly Olly Oxen Free Zone’ has been left unsecured by President Biden, who decided to end several Trump Administration policies that were working to curb illegal immigration. Since President Biden came into office, nearly two million illegal immigrants have been apprehended by Customs and Border Protection, and we have no idea how many more got away. Illegal drugs such as Fentanyl have also been freely flowing across the Southern Border since January of 2021. The president talked about funding the police, without mentioning that it was the Democrats who ran on Defund the Police, leading to a massive spike in violent crime. Finally, our foreign policy has been a complete mess. The botched withdrawal from Afghanistan left 13 American service members dead, and stranded several American civilians behind enemy lines. Now, the Biden Administration’s weak posture on the world stage has led to Russia invading Ukraine. Overall, President Biden’s first year in office has been an unmitigated disaster, filled with crisis after crisis. This is the real State of the Union, that President Biden barely mentioned tonight, and despite what he says, the State of the Union is not strong.”