Underwood Statement on President Biden’s Visit to McHenry County College in Crystal Lake
WEST CHICAGO— Today, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s visit to Illinois’ 14th District. During the visit, Underwood joined President Biden at McHenry County College to discuss the American Families Plan and what it means for Illinois families.
“President Biden’s visit to the 14th District follows a long, hard period for our community—and for the country—as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll. But today as I saw a packed arena full of healthy, smiling faces—I felt relief. I felt joy. I felt so proud of our community. We are back together, and we are coming back stronger than ever before.
“With the leadership of President Biden, Vice President Harris, and my colleagues in Congress, the American Rescue Plan saved our economy and it spared us from even worse hardship. But we have important work ahead: we need the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan to create a brighter economic future for all Americans.
“McHenry County College is a place already creating that brighter future for so many families, and I was so proud to welcome President Biden to demonstrate how investing in early education, community college, and apprenticeship programs improves lives for children and their families. I was also glad to speak with him about how important it is to ensure our families have affordable health care, and that I am committed to working with him to pass legislation to lower health care and prescription drug costs. I will never stop fighting for our children and our communities in Congress.”