Wiki #3: Biden’s 2022 State of the Union

In looking at perhaps the most important domestic speech for any USX-er out there, Anirudh Prasanna recaps the most memorable moments in the third installment of our Wiki series.

President Biden delivered his first State of the Union speech on Tuesday, March 1st, in which he found the nation to be “stronger today than we were a year ago.”

In his speech to Congress, Biden emphasized his support for Ukraine through limiting American air space to Russian flights, as well as by bolstering Russian sanctions. He then presented his domestic agenda by highlighting his COVID-19 response, claiming that Americans “can now be mask free” and that “COVID-19 need no longer control our lives.”

Biden took special note of the successes of the American Rescue Plan, which created over 6.5 million jobs and helped grow the economy by 5.7%. He then detailed the future of American infrastructure by pushing the bipartisan INVEST in America Act, showcasing its environmentally-focused framework, plans to reduce drug prices, and subsidization of childcare.

Biden finished by introducing the Unity Agenda: combat the opioid epidemic, fund mental health support, fix veterans’ affairs, and develop medical breakthroughs through the newly-created ARPA-H.

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