On Senate Floor, Portman Discusses President Biden’s First 100 Days, Broken Promise on Unifying the Country

April 28, 2021 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today on the Senate floor, Senator Portman delivered remarks on President Biden’s first 100 days in office and his failure to keep his inaugural pledge to unify the country. Portman, who has a long record as one of the most bipartisan members of Congress, highlighted examples of how President Biden unveiled the latest COVID-19 relief package with no Republican input, despite Congress coming together on a bipartisan basis to pass five separate COVID-19 bills in 2020, and how that legislation was subsequently passed under reconciliation with no Republican support.

Portman pointed to how past presidents, including Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan, passed major policy initiatives with broad bipartisan support during the early days of their administrations, and urged the Biden administration to reverse course and get back to the bipartisanship that was promised.

A transcript of his remarks is below and a video can be found here: