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Rep. Ratcliffe on President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress

Washington, DC, February 28, 2017

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s first address to a Joint Session of Congress:

“It was a privilege to attend President Trump’s first Joint Address to Congress. The President's message was powerful and optimistic. Tonight, he made it clear that he will prioritize polices that foster opportunity for the American people instead of stifling it, and that he supports a vision for our countrythat puts the safety and security of our own people first. 

“The reception for Carryn Owens, the widow of fallen Navy Special Operator William "Ryan" Owens, was incredibly moving and an important reminder of the American ideals we all hold dear. This moment demonstrated how critical it is that we never forget those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom and liberty.

“I was encouraged by President Trump's emphasis on working as a team with Congress to build upon the groundwork we’ve laid already. In just over a month, we've worked to successfully undo some of the most intrusive regulations rammed through by President Obama, and we plan to keep up this aggressive fight to return power to the people. With President Trump, Republicans have a willing partner in the White House, and I’m eager to continue working with him to deliver results at this important juncture for our country.”