Rep. Ratcliffe Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) issued the following statement on President Trump’s State of the Union address:
“President Trump’s State of the Union address was bold, optimistic, and challenged Americans to come together to build upon our historic successes of 2017. The president highlighted how this past year has been a great one for the American people – unemployment is at a 17-year low, consumer confidence is at a 17-year high, American workers are seeing higher wages and bonuses, and companies are expanding.
“These successes impact real people across our country just like the ones who were in attendance tonight. Folks like Corey Adams, who became a first-time home-owner thanks to tax reform. The very best of the American spirit was also on display. The family of Otto Warmbier, who died shortly after returning from North Korea where he was imprisoned, brought with them a powerful strength that inspires us all.
“We have an obligation and duty to build upon the victories of President Trump’s first year in office and continue delivering results for the American people. I intend to do just that, and call on all my colleagues – Republicans and Democrats alike – to step up and do the same.”