FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  

March 2, 2022 

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One Country Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address 

 WASHINGTON, D.C.Please find below the statement of One Country Project founder and former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in reaction to the State of the Union address by President Biden:  

“Last night, President Biden called for unity not only with our allies in fighting the terrorism of Vladimir Putin, but also unity at home. Building consensus is a challenging process that requires sustained effort and commitment, but if we continue to communicate productively and with purpose we can move forward as one country to advance a unity agenda for the nation and rural communities.

“Our elected leaders must build upon the progress that has been made this past year in combatting COVID-19, improving our infrastructure, creating jobs, and fighting global threats to democracy. We must work together to fight inflation, get our kids back to school, improve our healthcare systems and costs, address the overdose epidemic and mental health crisis, put in place the support working families need—like affordable prescription drugs and childcare—and ensure we are creating the necessary pathways for our future workforce to drive our economy and keep American jobs here at home. 

“As the President stated in his address and we witnessed by the bipartisan applause last night, ‘We agree on a lot more things than we acknowledge.’ Congress must move forward with this in mind and pass meaningful legislation that addresses the key issues facing our nation.  Americans — rural, suburban, and urban — expect and deserve their elected officials to do that each day.”  

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About One Country Project     

The One Country Project, founded by former U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Donnelly, is working to promote greater opportunities for rural communities and ensure leaders earn their support. One Country is reengaging with rural Americans, serving as a clearinghouse of research and information for rural Americans, and working to ensure leaders regain trust by fighting for these communities. To learn more, visit the website, https://onecountryproject.com/ 

   

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