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Rep. Frankel Celebrates One Year of the Biden Administration

West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement as the Biden Administration marked its one-year anniversary in office.

“President Biden and Vice President Harris inherited several crises when they took office, including an economic downturn that left millions unemployed and a dire public health emergency that had taken hundreds of thousands of lives,” said Rep. Frankel. “From day one, the Administration has been working tirelessly with Congressional Democrats to deliver help to working families. Under their leadership, we passed the American Rescue Plan to get shots in the arms of 200 million Americans, help families pay their bills, and keep millions of kids out of poverty. We created 6.4 million jobs—the highest ever recorded in a single year—and passed the biggest investment in infrastructure this country has seen in a century. There is still more work to do as we fight the pandemic and inflation. I look forward to continuing to work alongside the President and Vice President as we Build Back Better.”

Despite unprecedented crises and opposition from Congressional Republicans, the Biden Administration and Congressional Democrats fought hard for the American people in their first year:

  • Jobs Created: President Biden’s first year was the greatest year of job creation in American history, with more than 6 million jobs created.
  • Unemployment Lowered: The unemployment rate dropped from 6.2% when Biden took office to 3.9%, the biggest single year drop in American history.
  • Health Care Access Expanded: Nearly 5 million Americans have newly gained health insurance coverage.
  • Hunger Reduced: The number of households reporting that they sometimes or often did not have enough food dropped by 32%.
  • Infrastructure Improved: President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—the largest investment in American infrastructure in over a century—into law to create jobs, provide clean drinking water, upgrade our roads, ports, and rail, and bring us closer to a clean energy future.
  • And more.