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IL Congressional Delegation splits on SOTU reaction

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Support for Ukraine remains a bipartisan issue, but opinions differ on many other topics

Illinois' Congressional delegation split mainly along party lines in support or criticism of President Biden's State of the Union Address.

While all say they were glad to hear support for the Ukrainian people, and tough words for Russian President Vladimir Putin and others, they split on domestic issues.

Democratic Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin praised Biden's call to help Americans who are suffering due to high inflation and other economic pressures.

- and both say they're ready to put in the hard work necessary to help the country recover from the COVID pandemic.

Republican Congressman Mike Bost, who had to miss the speech because of a positive COVID test, calls Biden's energy policy a failure - and says that makes America weaker on the global stage.

Republican Congresswoman Mary Miller boycotted the State of the Union, saying she was standing in solidarity with Americans who lost jobs because they refused to get a COVID vaccine.

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