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Burgess Statement on the State of the Union Address

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Washington, January 30, 2018 | Emma Thomson | comments

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after President Trump’s first State of the Union Address this evening.

“Tonight, Congress and the American people heard a message about building a safe, strong, and proud America. In his first State of the Union Address, President Trump laid out his plans to improve the economy, bolster our national security, and combat difficult issues like the opioid crisis.

“Last year, President Trump promised to make jobs and growth a pillar of his work in Washington. Today, I am encouraged by the progress the economy has made. Tonight we heard several success stories of Americans keeping more of their hard-earned money to use as they see fit. There is no doubt that tax reform, signed into law just a month ago, already is paying dividends for families in North Texas and around the country.

“I appreciate the President’s commitment to the American people on the important topics he covered tonight. Although we continue to face difficult challenges, the state of our union is indeed strong.”

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