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President Joe Biden discussed major political issues and urged the world to stand up to russia in his first State of the Union address. There were many different perspectives on the speech and the meaning of the prayer itself.

“We need people who understand and have empathy for the importance of child care, the importance of the child tax credit and so much more,” says Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib , pushing the president to pass major legislation that changes the lives of average Americans. .


Hear: what various politicians thought of the first State of the Union address.



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Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is a Detroit Democrat representing Michigan’s 13th district. She gave the Working Families Party’s response to last night’s State of the Union address. Talib says she wanted to speak to average Americans who have struggled during the pandemic and hopes to help elect more progressives to alleviate that suffering.

“We need people who understand and understand the importance of child care, the importance of the child tax credit and much more,” says Tlaib.

US Senator Gary Peters is a Democrat from Michigan. Peters says the president has done a good job, especially with his support for economic sanctions against Russia.

“They’re going to be important,” Peters says. “The Russian people will feel the cost of these sanctions and I hope this can put pressure on Mr. Putin.”

John Truscott is the CEO of public relations firm Truscott Rossman and worked on George W. Bush’s presidential transition team in 2000. Truscott says Biden’s speech was disappointing.

“I think the bottom line,” Truscott says, “for him and for Democrats heading into a midterm — there was nothing in his speech that’s going to move the needle.”

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