Guam leaders react to Biden's SOTU
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Guam leaders on Wednesday issued the following statement on the State of the Union Address delivered by President Joe Biden:
Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero: “Our administration stands wholeheartedly with President Biden. Now is the time for us to focus on rebuilding our future after two years of balancing the health of our people and economy. We have demonstrated how we can do this responsibly, guided by the trusted data that has supported our progress throughout this pandemic.
“As we unite in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, we know times are tough with all that is going on in the world. Our administration looks forward to working with the leaders of our community to help families meet the rising cost of goods. We fully support the president’s plan to lower consumer costs, particularly on prescription drugs, energy, and child care.
These initiatives will build on the investments we have made islandwide and strengthen the relief programs being executed locally by the hard-working men and women in our agencies. As we walk this road to recovery together, we thank everyone for their collective commitment to moving forward.”
Congressman Michael San Nicolas: "We share the President's sentiments that it is time to open up our community, support people getting back to work, execute to normalize managing Covid like we do all other illnesses and diseases, and get all of the relief money the Congress made available, to include the over 400 million this administration is sitting on, out to our people," said Congressman San Nicolas.
Anthony M. Babauta, chairman of the Democratic Party of Guam: “The Biden Harris Administration has invested historical amounts in our island. From healthcare to infrastructure, from childcare to education, historic levels of economic growth and investments in workforce development – Democrats are delivering. While some of us are rolling up our sleeves and getting people back to work, we must call out the naysayers who continue to divide our community for the sake of a headline."