02/07/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/08/2023 01:57
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement and video in response to President Biden's State of the Union address:
"The President's words glowed with hope and energy in reminding us how much we can continue to accomplish when we work together. I was deeply moved by his determination and strength in urging heightened support for Ukraine against Putin's murderous, genocidal invasion. Ukraine is fighting for more than its own freedom - they are on the frontlines of the global war for democracy. Ukrainians I've met on my visits will hear this speech and be fortified by our nation's firm commitment to their cause."
"I was especially encouraged by his support for stopping the poisonous effect of social media. My Kids Online Safety Act is long overdue. Kids and teenagers are demanding tools and safeguards that allow them to take control of their online lives - and Big Tech needs to be held accountable for promoting toxic content."
"I was proud of his support for continuing the progress we made last year in providing our veterans with the care and benefits when they suffer the effects of toxic chemicals from burn pits and other sources. We passed the PACT Act and now need to make sure veterans come home to good paying jobs, affordable housing, and mental health services they need and deserve. We must work together with bipartisan action to make it a reality."