Marylanders Concerned About Economy, War In Ukraine As President Biden Addresses Nation – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – President Joe Biden’s Union speech will seek to reassure Americans amid crises both at home and abroad, with the war raging in Ukraine and inflation taking more out of their wallets. surname.

WJZ’s Mike Hellgren spoke with US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg ahead of the keynote.

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“The president is focused on measures that will help Americans profit on the kitchen table,” Buttigieg said.

Buttigieg visited the port of Baltimore last year and also announced grants to improve bus service. He told Hellgren he met with Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott last week and is committed to working to improve cities.

Regarding concerns that the war in Ukraine could put additional strain on supply chains, he said: “We have to build supply chains so that whenever there is a shock to the system, we will be resilient. .”

Hellgren also spoke to Congressman Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.).

“I want to know specifically where we’re going, and I’m sure the President will present that tonight in very clear terms nationally and internationally,” Mfume said.

A new one CBS News poll found that those planning to see Mr. Biden’s State of the Union speech said that war, the US economy, inflation and pandemics were among the top things they wanted to hear tonight.

The poll also found that 62% of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of the economy.

When it comes to inflation, the answer is even bleak with 70% of those surveyed disagreeing with his response to sudden price increase.

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To alleviate some of that economic pain, aides said Biden will call on Congress to help Americans by passing new child tax credits, expanding health care options, and expanding health care options. raise the minimum wage for federal employees to $15.

The poll shows that while a majority of Americans support US actions in response to Russia, they are also concerned about a broader war.

Mfume said he remains optimistic.

“We have the greatest democracy in the history of the world, and we, unlike any other country, have faced all sorts of things,” he said. “And often when it’s weakest, that’s right before the light hits.”

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan tweeted his support for Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, who will deliver on the Republican response.

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Security will be tight at the US Capitol.

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For a sign of a return to normalcy, President Biden will address the packed chambers of the House of Representatives no longer needing masks.

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