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Matsui Statement on Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harrie

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), issued the following statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

“Today, we turn the page to a new chapter in American history and start a national renewal of unity, truth, and compassion. With the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris, we have confirmed the will of the American people and pledged to start four years of healing and unification. Though our democracy was tested like never before, today is a testament to the power of the Constitution and the resilience of our democratic process.

“We face a time of unprecedented uncertainty – we have eclipsed 400,000 American deaths from this deadly pandemic and millions of Americans have been left struggling by the ensuing economic crisis. The challenges we face are some of the most consequential of our lifetime, and that is why it is more important than ever that we have the experienced, science-based leadership that the Biden administration will provide. I have no doubt that our President and Vice President will do what needs to be done to get the pandemic under control, restore our standing on the world stage, and revive our economy so that it works better for everyone.

“I am ready to get to work with the President and Vice President to heal our nation and provide for American families as we move forward together.”

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