JANUARY 20, 2022

Elizabeth Fairchild

Washington, DC — Today marks one year since President Biden’s inauguration. Despite taking office amid the COVID-19 pandemic and a struggling economy, the Biden-Harris Administration has managed to deliver critical wins for the American people. Liz Fairchild, Executive Director of Business Forward, released the following statement:

“President Biden set the tone early when he took decisive Executive Actions on day one, including revoking the Muslim travel ban and rejoining the Paris Climate Accord. More than 1,000 small business leaders from our network signed a statement in support of the President’s actions — and that was just the start. 

In the Administration’s first month, Congress passed a $1.9 trillion recovery package, the American Rescue Plan with the support of corporate America. This past summer, the President brought Republicans and Democrats together to pass the biggest investment in the nation’s public works in a generation, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Business supports these critical long term investments in American transportation, broadband, and the electric grid.

The Administration has also successfully rolled out major COVID-19 vaccines at home and abroad, offering protection for more than 200 million Americans and sending another 400 million doses to developing countries. More than 95% of schools are open and the economy grew faster this past year than it has in decades, adding a record 6.4 million jobs. 

The business community supports the successes of the past year and decisive actions that create jobs, bolster local economies, and strengthen our communities.”



Business Forward helps local business leaders make the “business case” for climate action, affordable healthcare, immigration reform, diversity and inclusion, sensible tax laws, criminal justice reform, infrastructure investment, and other pro-growth reforms. These leaders brief policymakers, work with local media, publish op-eds, submit testimony, advocate online, and organize their communities. We also promote their recommendations through issue briefs, survey reports, training manuals, and podcasts. More than 650 mayors, governors, members of Congress, and senior Administration officials have participated in our briefings.