WASHINGTON — Today marks the Biden-Harris administration’s hundredth day in office. To commemorate this milestone, Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post released the following statement:
“During the campaign, President Biden proposed a historic plan to stimulate our economy and get the pandemic under control — and he has kept that promise, winning the support of a vast majority of Americans and getting the country back on track. The administration’s competency is a refreshing change after the chaos that we all witnessed over the last few years. The challenges we face in building a brighter future are great, but the Biden-Harris administration is ready to meet the demands of this moment.
“But the last few months have also showcased the obstacles that remain. Republican elected officials across the country are openly embracing conspiracy theories and working to undermine our democracy, whether by spreading misinformation or by passing extreme voter suppression laws. Instead of focusing on our recovery, Republican state legislatures are focusing on attacking the transgender community, reproductive rights, and many of the freedoms that we take for granted. While all of the progress in Washington is heartening, we cannot ignore the authoritarian legislation swiftly moving through our state capitols.
“Democratic state legislators have stepped up to work with the Biden administration in delivering sorely-needed relief for the American people. As we recover from the pandemic and look towards the future, it’s an important reminder that we cannot solve our problems at one level of government alone. The road to recovery will require a true partnership between the states and Washington, and we’re not going to get that from Republicans.
“I am so proud of all of the progress we’ve made during these first one hundred days — but there’s still a lot of work yet to be done. I’m excited to see where President Biden and Vice President Harris will lead us next.”