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Isakson Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today issued the following statement after President Trump delivered the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress:

“Tonight, the president highlighted a number of serious challenges facing our country and reminded us of our nation’s powerful history. It is now time for President Trump and leaders of both parties in Congress to come together and make progress on the issues Americans care about, starting with securing our border and ensuring that we never have another government shutdown like the one that recently ended.

“We’ve seen record economic growth over the last two years, and in Georgia alone, more than 100,000 jobs have been created since we passed a sweeping overhaul of our tax code. I urge the president to work closely with Congress to ensure that our trade policies truly put American workers and consumers first and to avoid overly broad tariffs that could threaten this progress. Our trade policies should address the serious issues that undermine the free-market economy that has made the United States and many parts of the world more prosperous. I also commend the president for his focus on the importance of making health care costs more affordable and transparent.

“Under President Trump’s leadership, we have boosted our military’s strength numbers and our service members are receiving record pay. We’ve made great strides in the fight against terror. As long as al Qaeda and ISIS continue to pose a threat to the United States, we must continue to do all we can to contain and eliminate them.

“We have enacted major, bipartisan reforms over the last two years to improve U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health care, services and benefits for our veterans. I will continue working with the Trump administration and my fellow Congressional leaders to make sure we are providing the best possible care and support to our nation’s veterans.

“The president talked tonight about rebuilding our nation by passing an infrastructure package. I support this goal and am committed to ensuring the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project remains a national priority, because America’s jobs and economy depend upon its success as well.

“We’ve seen broad, bipartisan success over the last two years, and it is my hope that Congress and the administration will continue to work together and build on these accomplishments on behalf of the American people.”

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Submitted 2.5.19