Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden's address to a joint session of Congress:
“On Inauguration Day, President Biden committed to healing our nation’s divisions and bringing Americans together. Since then, we’ve seen his Administration and his Democrat colleagues in Congress endorse their party’s most far left policies and force through a trillion-dollar progressive wish list masked as COVID-aid. The huge tax increases and massive expansion of government programs—all framed as infrastructure—outlined tonight is more of the same.
“As more Americans are vaccinated each day, we should be embracing a return to normalcy and pursuing thoughtful policies that ensure the economic prosperity we experienced prior to this horrific virus comes back. Instead, President Biden and his allies are using razor thin Congressional majorities to fundamentally reshape the role the federal government plays in our lives. So much for healing and unity."