WASHINGTON—The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) released the following statement after Joseph R. Biden was inaugurated as 46th President of the United States and Kamala D. Harris was inaugurated as 49th Vice President of the United States:
“Congratulations to President Biden on his inauguration, and to Vice President Harris.
“President Biden’s message of unity is crucial as we must work together, finding common ground where we can to help all Americans succeed. I believe his promise to be President to ALL Americans demands that we put the needs of Americans first, help them return to work safely, reopen Main Street businesses, and complete the work of distributing the vaccine.
“To help families recover, we need to make sure Washington doesn’t rob more of their paychecks through tax increases — making permanent the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act will add 1.5 million more jobs and helps working families meet their monthly budgets.
“We should work together to make America medically independent from China in crucial medicines, medical supplies, ingredients, and technology.
“We must work together to make health care and medicines more affordable through greater choice and more cures. And we should continue our bipartisan work to help workers and families save more for retirement, especially those with low incomes and who work for small business.”