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Sen. Britt to give GOP response after State of the Union

Britt is set to share her remarkable journey as Alabama’s first woman senator.

Business meeting to markup an original bill entitled, "Legislative Appropriations Act", an original bill entitled, "Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act", and an original bill entitled, "Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act". Official U.S. Senate photo by Rebecca Hammel
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In a significant announcement from Capitol Hill, Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., declared that Senator Katie Britt, R-Ala., will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the President’s State of the Union address on March 7.

During a time when Americans are grappling with a myriad of challenges including a border crisis, soaring inflation, global instability, and concerns over presidential adequacy, Senator Britt is set to share her remarkable journey as Alabama’s first woman senator. Notably, as the only Republican mother of school-aged children in the Senate, Britt’s address is anticipated to resonate with many Americans.

Speaker Johnson highlighted Britt’s commitment to family values, border security, national defense, and economic prosperity. He praised her ability to offer a fresh perspective, contrasting the current administration’s narrative. McConnell echoed this sentiment, emphasizing Britt’s role as a beacon of optimism and a vocal advocate for a more secure and prosperous future, diverging sharply from what he termed the failures of Washington Democrats.

“Americans are struggling amid a border catastrophe, crushing inflation, an increasingly dangerous world, and fears about a President not up to the task. Against this backdrop, Senator Katie Britt will share her incredible story as the first woman elected to the United States Senate from the state of Alabama. As the only current Republican mom of school-aged kids serving in the Senate, Katie is fighting to preserve the American Dream for the next generation. She is a champion for strong families, a secure border, national defense and a vibrant economy with stable prices and opportunities for all. The American people will tune in as the youngest Republican woman ever elected to the Senate turns the page on the oldest President in history,” said Speaker Johnson.

Senator Britt expressed her honor in being chosen to speak to the nation, underscoring her dedication to the values of hardworking American families. She criticized President Biden’s leadership, suggesting it has weakened America, and voiced her determination to advocate for the American Dream.

“For three years, President Biden has tried to convince the American people to accept historic inflation, rampant crime, retreat on the world stage, and functionally open borders as the new normal. Next week, working families will hear a very different perspective. Senator Katie Britt is an unapologetic optimist, and as one of our nation’s youngest Senators, she’s wasted no time becoming a leading voice in the fight to secure a stronger American future and leave years of Washington Democrats’ failures behind,” said Leader McConnell.

Britt expressed her deep appreciation for the honor of giving the Republican response and her commitment to conservative principles.

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“I am truly honored and grateful for the opportunity to speak directly to my fellow Americans and have a candid conversation about the future of our nation. The Republican Party is the party of hardworking parents and families, and I’m looking forward to putting this critical perspective front and center. There is no doubt that President Biden’s failed presidency has made America weaker and more vulnerable at every turn. At this decisive moment in our country’s history, it’s time for the next generation to step up and preserve the American Dream for our children and our grandchildren,” said Senator Britt.

Britt’s backstory, from her humble beginnings in Enterprise, Alabama, to her current status as a senator, illustrates her deep-rooted connection to the values she champions. As a key figure on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, her focus on border security and community safety is a testament to her policy priorities. With a background in law and a commitment to her family and state, Senator Britt stands as a symbol of the Republican vision for America’s future.

Bill Britt is editor-in-chief at the Alabama Political Reporter and host of The Voice of Alabama Politics. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

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