Representatives Give Reactions to President Biden’s Address to Congress
By Kristin Forbis, Apr 29, 2021
President Biden gave a joint speech in Congress on Thursday and representatives for northeastern Utah shared their reactions. “I sent President Biden a letter expressing my desire to put productivity over partisanship to deliver results for Utahns and Americans at large,” shared Congressman Blake Moore. “But unfortunately President Biden has not exemplified the values or principles on which he ran. Despite his calls for unity and bipartisanship, his first 100 days in office have revealed one of the most partisan administrations in our history with 42 executive orders—the most since the Truman Administration—that push left-wing priorities without any input at all from Congress, American families, or other stakeholders. His executive order halting oil and gas leases has threatened the livelihoods of Utahns living in our rural communities, and his corporate and federal tax hikes will stunt our nation’s desperately needed economic growth, exacerbate our national debt crisis, and harm job prospects for the most vulnerable in our communities.” Representative Burgess Owens gave a similar response to Biden’s address. “Tonight, we heard President Biden's spin on his first 100 days in office, but nothing of his job-killing executive orders, the national security crisis at our border, or the largest tax increase in a generation,” said Owens. “The Democrats' progressive pet projects and disastrous policies come at the expense of hardworking taxpayers and future generations. To truly restore the soul of our nation, the President must stop governing from the far left and start representing all Americans,” she concluded.