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Carter Statement on the State of the Union Address

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Washington, February 5, 2019 | comments
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) released the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump's State of the Union Address tonight:

"President Trump gave a strong speech tonight. He spoke about how common sense, pro-growth policies are working to create opportunities for each and every American. Together, Congress and President Trump have worked to deliver important results over the last year. Our economy is booming, wages are up and unemployment is down. We also approved critical resources to combat the opioid crisis and important measures to address the rising costs of prescription medications.

"I’m proud that the president continues to fight for the American people. The number one responsibility of the federal government is to protect American citizens at home and abroad. Whether it be threats to our national security, unfair trade deals or crime, I stand by the president’s policies to protect our country and our people.

"Tonight, the president called for the bipartisanship that Americans deserve from Washington and laid out an achievable vision for the future of our great nation.

"I, too, call on Speaker Pelosi and my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to focus on the issues in front of us, not the political partisanship that was so evident during the government shutdown. I truly believe we can find real solutions to secure the border, address the rising costs of health care and prescription drugs, protect American workers, improve American infrastructure, and ensure a safer America by working together with President Trump.

"With President Trump’s theme tonight of ‘Choosing Greatness,’ we should all be reminded that America is truly the greatest country on earth. Our best days are still ahead of us."
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