Applauding United States President Joe Biden’s State of the Union delivered on Tuesday night, Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement:
“I applaud Biden for asserting America’s strength, support, and solidarity with the Ukrainian people and government as they continue to defend their country and their independence in the face of the aggressive and unprovoked violence by Russia under Putin’s regime.
“I echo President Biden’s assertion that, emerging from the hardest years of the pandemic, the resilience of our national economy depends on our ability to prioritize the needs of our working and middle class families and industry.
“This makes the priority of not only once-in-a-lifetime investments in infrastructure, but access to affordable and quality childcare as well as the mental health of our youth, incredibly important.
“Working in alignment with these federal priorities, I have confidence that we will be capable of preparing and building an economy of the future that works for every family and individual in the state of New Jersey and beyond.”