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Applause for President Biden's First Year in Office


President Biden and Vice President Harris took office amid several crises and promised to move quickly to deliver results for working families. That’s what they’ve done.


In just one year, they:

  • Got Shots in Arms & Saved Lives: The President 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 are getting booster shots. The President closed the racial equity gap in COVID vaccinations among adults. And, about 96% of schools are open. All these steps have and continue to save countless lives.

  • Got People Back to Work: President Biden has grown the economy faster than in decades and added 6.4 million jobs - more in one year than ever on record. Recent weekly unemployment claims are down near a level not seen since 1969. Economic growth is the strongest in two generations - and for the first time in 20 years, the U.S. economy has grown faster than China’s.

  • Passed Laws to Create Jobs & Rebuild Crumbling Infrastructure: President Biden got the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed - 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% two years faster than projected. 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.


In spite of unprecedented crises and opposition from Congressional Republicans, the President and Congressional Democrats got an enormous amount done for the American people in their first year.


GOOD FOR AMERICA, GOOD FOR FLORIDA

There is still a lot of work to be done, and President Biden needs the help of all Democrats to boost our majority in the House and Senate in order to bring the American promise to all of us, not just the privileged few. Check out the PinellasDemocrats.org website for ways you can donate or volunteer to elect a Democratic governor, expand our hold on Congressional seats, replace Marco Rubio in the Senate, and make sure our state and local governments are in the hands of people who care about all Floridians.

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