Local politicians react to Biden’s first 100 days

Written by on April 29, 2021

 Local politicians react to Biden’s first 100 days

By Genesis Ortega

April 29, 2021

President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Pennsylvania Democrats held a virtual press conference on April 28 to celebrate President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office in which he followed through on a campaign promise to pass a COVID relief bill. 

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But some Pennsylvania Republicans criticize how much was spent.

U.S. Congresswoman Susan Wild (D-Lehigh) says the country is “back on track” because of Democrats and Biden’s COVID relief plan. 

“In the first 100 days of this presidency, Democrats passed the most consequential piece of legislation for working families in modern American history. It’s made a real difference in the lives of Americans by creating jobs and providing economic relief,” Wild says.

Wild was critical of her Republican colleagues, none of whom voted for the legislation. 

Republican Lisa Scheller, who is running for Congress next year against Wild, says the relief bill was fiscally irresponsible. 

“I’m all in favor of people getting the help that they need and the assistance that they need but this bill was just so far inflated with things that weren’t even related to COVID at all,” Scheller says. 

So far, the president has not done well in the way of bipartisan cooperation, Scheller says.

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