President Trump delivered his second State of the Union address Tuesday night, calling for bipartisan compromise but major divisions remain.
Washington correspondent Drew Petrimoulx reports from D.C.
U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) released the following statement following President Donald Trump’s second State of the Union Address:
“The president’s speech was a welcome call to greatness and to national unity. Our politics have become far too divisive and counterproductive. The American people deserve better, and since coming to Congress, I have worked tirelessly to restore productive dialogue so we can solve problems and move our country forward. Tonight, the president echoed those sentiments and outlined a bright future for all Americans.
“We have an opportunity in this Congress to put forth legislation that addresses the dire crisis at our southern border, promotes continued economic prosperity, restores the sanctity of human life, prioritizes our military and national security, and puts the American people first. By doing so, we will remain, as the president said, a land of liberty and independence – not of coercion and big government control. I stand with President Trump in his efforts to bridge the divide we now face, and I hope all our colleagues will join us in championing these items in Congress.”
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress:
“President Trump’s address reminded us of the challenges America has overcome in the past, and the new solutions and extraordinary promise that await us in the future. Under the Trump administration our nation has seen a thriving economy, thousands of jobs created, strong efforts for immigration reform and effective mechanisms to lower drug costs. Tonight, the president set a clear agenda for the upcoming year. I look forward to choosing greatness in 2019, and am hopeful that Congress can pursue bipartisan efforts to achieve these goals.”