Joe Biden

Readout of Meeting with Democratic Congressional Leadership

January 24, 2023

This afternoon President Biden and Vice President Harris hosted Leader Schumer, Senator Durbin, Senator Stabenow, Leader Jeffries, Representative Clark, and Representative Aguilar in the Roosevelt Room.

The leaders agreed on the importance of building on the historic economic progress being achieved because of their shared accomplishments from the last two years, including the lowest unemployment in 50 years, significant ground gained against inflation, and more Americans getting health coverage than ever.

The President and the congressional leaders discussed continued stepped-up implementation of groundbreaking laws like the Inflation Reduction Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which taken together are reducing drug and energy costs, bringing more jobs back to America, and rebuilding the nation.

The group also emphasized advancing our national security interests, like continuing to assist Ukraine.

They also agreed on continuing to work across the aisle with their Republican colleagues to deliver more results for the American people, while also being honest about disagreements – like our opposition to an unprecedented middle class tax hike, inflation-worsening tax cuts for the rich, abortion bans, or cutting Social Security and Medicare.

Joseph R. Biden, Readout of Meeting with Democratic Congressional Leadership Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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