April 25, 2023 News & Press Releases

Chairwoman Susan Swecker’s Statement On The Announcement Of President Biden’s Reelection Bid

by Democratic Party of Virginia

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr. announced his intention to seek reelection as President of the United States.

After President Biden’s announcement, Susan Swecker, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Virginia, issued the following statement:

“Since President Biden and Vice President Harris took office over two years ago, their administration has been delivering strong, visionary, and accomplished Democratic leadership to the people of Virginia. In those two short years, more than 230,000 jobs were added in the commonwealth, unemployment was brought down by 1.6%, and more than $10 billion in private funds were invested in Virginia’s clean energy economy.

Virginia’s unprecedented economic recovery at the hands of the Biden-Harris administration has been reinforced by a host of legislative accomplishments. Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has directed $4.5 billion in federal funds towards critical projects throughout Virginia, rebuilding aging public works and funding new projects in both rural and urban parts of the commonwealth. Nearly 325,000 Virginians are eligible for affordable high-speed internet through the Affordable Connectivity Program, and roughly 1.5 million Virginans on Medicare are benefiting from the Biden-Harris administration’s $2,000 cap on out-of-pocket prescription drug costs.

Most importantly, President Biden has been delivering these accomplishments with the tenor, spirit, and dignity befitting the Office of the President. He has worked tirelessly to restore the soul of our nation, to bring Virginians together, and to remind us that we are all neighbors.

No president in my lifetime has ever accomplished so much in their first two years – but the job is far from done. President Biden has proven time and time again that he is the right person to lead Virginia and the nation. He has delivered an unprecedented economic recovery, increased both public and private investment in the commonwealth, and worked to restore the dignity, respect, and decency that once characterized our political discourse. I am excited to get to work, fighting to give President Biden another four years in the White House.”