ICYMI: Sen. Donna Soucy: Biden, Democrats' year of delivering for Granite Staters
In case you missed it, Senate Democratic Leader Donna Soucy released an op-ed in the Union Leader to discuss the incredible achievements in the first year of President Biden and Vice President Harris’s term.
In their first year of office, President Biden and Vice President Harris made historic investments in Granite State infrastructure, high-speed internet, job creation, and public transportation through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill. Through the American Rescue Plan, the Biden-Harris Administration sent billions of dollars to New Hampshire to support pandemic relief, public education, and tax cuts for families.
In addition to the hundreds of New Hampshire families that saw an empty chair at their dinner table due to COVID-19 in 2020, Granite Staters struggled with the financial consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, as President Biden and Democrats took action to combat the pandemic, Governor Chris Sununu and the state GOP sat on the sidelines.
With the Biden-Harris administration in office, help arrived. Thanks to President Biden, Vice President Harris, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster and Congressman Chris Pappas, Granite Staters are able to protect themselves from the COVID-19 virus with access to vaccines and boosters.
Thanks to Democrats’ American Rescue Plan, New Hampshire received more than $1.4 billion in state fiscal relief, and $439 million in local relief.
Additionally, the American Rescue Plan delivered relief to New Hampshire families in the form of lower health care premiums. More than 5 million Americans who were previously uninsured now have access to quality, affordable health care. On top of this, the working parents of 222,000 children received significant tax cuts.
Any of these accomplishments alone would mark four years of a successful presidency, yet President Biden, Vice President Harris, and New Hampshire Democrats in Congress delivered these accomplishments in just one year! I am thankful for the hard work of the Biden-Harris administration and our federal delegation to improve the lives of all Granite Staters.
While Republicans in New Hampshire have been hindering our pandemic recovery efforts, refusing to invest in our infrastructure and working against Granite State families, our Democratic representatives in Washington have been fighting for us.