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Wittman Statement on President Trump's State of the Union Address

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Washington, February 5, 2019 | comments

WASHINGTON - Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) released this statement following President Trump’s State of the Union address:

“Tonight, President Trump outlined a bold, bipartisan agenda, with a clear path forward for America. This past year we have had unparalleled successes: landmark tax reform, record job numbers, and unprecedented investments in our nation’s military. This year, President Trump called on Congress to work with a spirit of cooperation to deliver even more results to the American people. We absolutely need to secure our border, rebuild our nation’s infrastructure, lower the cost of healthcare, and ensure our military continues to have the resources it needs to be successful in its mission. The American people expect nothing less.

“In 2019, my priorities will be to fight to continue rebuilding our military, increase Congressional accountability by advocating for spending bills to be passed on time, rebuild our infrastructure to include improving access to broadband for all, and implement policies that will bridge the workforce skills gap. Tonight the president laid out a path to greatness and made it very clear, inaction and gridlock is not the way to move our nation in the right direction. I agree that in this political moment we face a critical choice-- will resistance and retribution define the next two years or will we work together to deliver a strong, safe, and prosperous America? I choose the latter.”

Congressman Rob Wittman represents the 1st District of Virginia. He serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Armed Services Committee, where he serves as the ranking member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee.


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