Sánchez Statement on Biden-Harris Administration First 100 Days
WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA) issued the following statement on the first 100 Days of the Biden-Harris Administration.
“Tomorrow marks the 100th day since President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office. On that day in January – in the midst of a global pandemic and in the wake of an attack on our nation’s Capitol – the new Administration and both chambers of Congress were dealt a difficult task: restore faith in our institutions, hope in our ability to overcome this pandemic, and belief that together we can Build Back Better. There is still so much work to do, but we have made significant strides to accomplish these tasks in just 100 days.
“Getting direct relief to working families across the country was the top priority for President Biden, and Congress matched that urgency in passing the American Rescue Plan. This federal recovery package put money in the pockets of Americans, helped local governments and businesses stay afloat, and set us on a path to get more vaccines in arms, kids back in schools, and people back to work. I was proud to champion and vote for this legislation that delivered $43 billion in aid directly to California state and local governments – including direct funding for every city in my congressional district.
“The Biden-Harris Administration also made good on the promise to get vaccines to millions more Americans. With over 232 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered across the country, we are on our way to stopping the spread of COVID-19, saving lives in our communities, and getting back to normal. I worked alongside my colleagues to ensure vaccine equity in our communities remained a top priority. Working families in Southern California and across the country faced some of the highest rates of COVID-19 infections and deaths over the last year – it is vital they aren’t left behind now. Teaming up with the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) and Rite Aid, my office was able to help deliver hundreds of vaccines to underserved and predominantly Latino communities in Montebello. As we continue to see more and more vaccine appointments open up, my office will continue to prioritize vaccine equity.
“In the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris Administration, a top goal has been restoring the humane treatment of immigrants at our border and finally fixing our broken immigration system. For the first time in four years, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus was invited to the Oval Office to talk about immigration and other issues facing Latino communities in our home states. I was honored to join this meeting and to reiterate the needs of so many families in Southern California directly to the President. With my colleagues in the House of Representatives, I will continue fighting to ensure that that our economy works for the immigrant workers who keep it running every day and that we finally deliver a pathway to citizenship to the millions of immigrants who already call this country home.
“The first 100 Days of the Biden-Harris Administration have been marked by a commitment from this Administration and Congress to once again work together to deliver for the American people. I know that the next 100 days will bring more of the same. I look forward to continuing the work.”