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Katie Britt will deliver the Republican response to the State of the Union

On Thursday, Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) announced that Senator Katie Britt (R-Alabama) will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following President Joseph R. Biden’s (D) State of the Union address next Thursday, March 7:

“Americans are struggling amid a border catastrophe, crushing inflation, an increasingly dangerous world, and fears about a President not up to the task,” said Speaker Johnson. “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.”

“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,” said Leader McConnell. “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.”

Sen. Britt thanked the Republican leaders for the opportunity and for their confidence in her.

“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,” said Sen. Britt. “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.”

Katie Boyd Britt grew up in Enterprise, Alabama where her dad owned the hardware store and her mom – the dance studio. She excelled academically and went to the University of Alabama where she became President of the Student Government Association. While in college she interned in Sen. Richard Shelby’s office. That internship turned into a job working for the Senator. She returned to Alabama to get a law degree and then returned to D.C. as Shelby’s chief of staff. She left Shelby’s staff to accept a position as the President and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama (BCA). She left BCA to run for Senate when Shelby retired. She is a national bestselling author, She lives in Montgomery with her husband, Wesley (a football star at Alabama and the New England Patriots) , and their two children.

Republicans are hopeful that they can retake both the Presidency and the Senate while building on their narrow House of Representatives majority in November’s election.

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