Dec 21, 2021 - Politics & Policy

White House memo: You're better off now

Mike Allen
President Biden gestures as he delivers remarks on the economy and the high price of goods during the holidays.
Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

The White House will send a year-end recap to Democrats on the Hill and allied groups, arguing that Americans are better off after one year of President Biden than when President Trump left office.

Why it matters: The memo, "2021: POTUS Delivered Results for Working Families," uses data to frame Biden's Year 1 as a season of accomplishment, despite the collapse of Build Back Better at year's end.

Featured metrics include vaccinations, school openings, unemployment, economic growth and child poverty.

  • Here's a graphic from the memo, provided first to Axios:
Graphic: The White House

The other side: Republicans, who are expected to win the House gavel in next year's midterms, are planning a slew of investigations of the Biden administration.

  • As Axios revealed this week, House Republicans say that if they win, they'll use subpoena power to investigate the Afghanistan withdrawal, immigration, the IRS, the National Security Agency and more.
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