EducationCounsel Summary and Analysis of President Biden’s 2022 State of the Union Address
Published March 8, 2022
On March 1, President Biden delivered his first State of the Union Address to Congress in which he both recognized the ongoing economic impacts of the pandemic and outlined his plan to address the burden of increased costs on American families. Before discussing his proposals to advance his domestic agenda, President Biden reserved the opening of his address to outline American actions intended to support the nation of Ukraine as they continue to defend themselves against Russia. Key themes from his address include highlighting the benefits of the American Rescue Plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and outlining two new plans to support the American people: the “building a better America” plan and a bipartisan “Unity” agenda. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds (R) delivered the Republican response.