A strong and effective speech yesterday from the President of the United States, who has successfully rallied the world to isolate Putin’s repressive Russia and to support a free Ukraine.  The President called for a similar spirit of unity and determination on our domestic challenges, rightly highlighting the significant accomplishments of the past year, while outlining practical measures to confront inflation and stabilize the nation’s recovery from COVID.  The Biden Administration’s policies have already had a positive effect in communities like New Rochelle by delivering vital resources for families, businesses, and service providers, and by providing for unprecedented investment in infrastructure, including for bold initiatives like the LINC.  Narrow congressional majorities make governance difficult, and yet — from ARPA to the infrastructure law, from restored international leadership to diversity and excellence on the federal courts — the President’s record has been impressive, and yesterday’s address leaves me feeling more optimistic about our course as a nation.