The Philadelphia Tribune: Mayor Parker attends State of the Union address as special guest

The State of the Union address by President Joe Biden had emphasized themes on economic populism and advocating for higher taxes on corporations and the wealthy. Biden also spoke about lowered health care costs and the cost of prescription medications.

This was Biden’s third State of the Union delivered since his term began in 2021 and his fourth to a joint session of Congress. The annual remarks served as the channel for Biden to elaborate on his Administration’s accomplishments and priorities for the following months.

In a press release before the union speech Parker said “I’m proud to be attending President Biden’s State of the Union speech in Washington on Thursday as a guest of Congressman Dwight Evans, my longtime ally and friend and I’m looking forward to hearing President Biden make his case to the American people for all the vitally important work the Biden-Harris administration has done for our country and people. Our President is a strong friend of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania on a wide array of issues, from infrastructure funding for new SEPTA railcars to improvements at the Airport to critical investments in our water and sewer system – all this year.”