Congresswoman Johnson Responds to President’s State of the Union Address
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union:
“During tonight’s State of the Union address, when past presidents have announced bold policies to make life better for Americans all across the country, President Trump made little mention of the issues that affect Americans most. The president instead delivered a speech filled with comments that degraded the values of our country and demeaned the very immigrants who offer their skills and talents in order to help our country excel and prosper. While the president called for unity, his presidency has shown us that his actions will unfortunately seek to divide us.
“Since Democrats took over the majority in the House of Representatives amid the president’s record-breaking government shutdown, we have been relentless in our pursuit of health care reforms that increase access to health care and make it more affordable. We have pushed for economic policies that raise the minimum wage and reward working Americans for their hard labor. We’ve also pushed forward the discussion of improving our nation’s infrastructure. We are determined to introduce a plan that will rebuild our roads and bridges and create thousands of jobs to boost our economy. We hope the president will offer his support and join us in this endeavor.
“This is what the American people have called on their government to achieve for the people. Americans, in spite of whatever challenges they face, still maintain the strong and resilient spirit that represents the best of our nation. It is our civic duty to match their determination with our best efforts to make their lives and this country better. And despite the president’s history giving us little indication that he will respond to this call from the American people, Democrats remain determined to lead the charge for a better, more united nation.”
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