DPNM Applauds President Biden’s First Year in Office

DPNM Applauds President Biden’s First Year in Office

Today marks the one year anniversary of President Joe Biden’s inauguration as President of the United States. Since taking office, President Biden has championed a historic investment in our nation’s infrastructure, created 6.4 million jobs, and tackled the global COVID-19 pandemic head-on. 

Democratic Party of New Mexico Chair Jessica Velasquez released the following statement highlighting the progress President Biden and congressional Democrats have made to help working families in New Mexico over the last year:

“President Biden and congressional Democrats took office amid some of the worst crises many of us have seen in our lifetimes, and they got to work delivering results. In just one year, they have helped get millions of vaccines in arms, saved lives, put people back to work, and made infrastructure investments that are critical to America’s future. And they made all of this progress no thanks to obstructionist Republicans in Congress. There’s no question: New Mexicans are better off now than they were a year ago – thank you, President Biden!” 

Since his inauguration on January 20, 2021, President Biden and Democrats have delivered for working people. They have:

  • Tackled The COVID-19 Pandemic: President Biden set up a historic vaccination program that resulted in more than 200 million Americans fully vaccinated this year: almost 75% of all adults. Millions of teenagers and children are now vaccinated, and tens of millions of Americans have received booster shots. And this month, more than 95% of schools are open in person. All these steps have and continue to save countless lives. 
  • Got People Back to Work: Thanks to President Biden’s leadership, the economy has grown faster than it has in decades, with an added 6.4 million jobs — more in one calendar year than ever on record. Recent average weekly unemployment claims are down near a level not seen in decades. Economic growth last year was the strongest in two generations.
  • Passed Laws to Create Jobs & Rebuild Crumbling Infrastructure: President Biden worked with Congress to pass the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law — the most impactful legislative agenda for a first year president. The American Rescue Plan led to what experts estimate will be the lowest child poverty rate on record and the unemployment rate is down to 3.9% nationally. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will create jobs, provide clean drinking water, upgrade our roads, airports, and rail, and is a critical first step towards a clean energy future.

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