Lummis Responds to President Biden’s State of the Union Address

February 8, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) issued the following statement following President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address.

“Last fall, the American people elected a divided government. That means leaders on both sides of the aisle have a responsibility to set aside partisan differences to tackle the very real challenges our nation faces. While President Biden continues to claim the mantle of the “unity President,” we have yet to see him come to the table in good faith to work with Republicans.

“President Biden’s attack on domestic energy production has stifled Wyoming’s energy sector, creating negative ripple effects across nearly every sector of our economy. Both democrats and republicans continue to spend recklessly, plummeting our nation further into crippling debt. Inflation continues to plague every American family at the same time as our economy stays stagnant. China continues to pose a very real threat to our national security, as well as our place as the world financial leader. And our porous border continues to go unchecked.”

“I stand ready to work with President Biden to unleash Wyoming energy production, grow and diversify our rural economies and set our country back on a path of fiscal sanity.”

“President Biden and his Administration have also called on Congress to regulate digital assets. Senator Gillibrand and I look forward to working with the President to move forward our bipartisan framework that will provide important regulatory clarity to the industry and essential protections for consumers. In the wake of devastating collapses by bad actors, it is beyond time for Congress to step up and pass meaningful, comprehensive legislation.”