Capito Statement on State of the Union Address
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address:
“In his remarks tonight, the president once again laid out a clear vision for our nation’s future while also reflecting on all that we’ve accomplished in the past year. Thanks to tax reform and other pro-growth policies, our economy is booming, wages are on the rise, and Americans across the country are finding jobs again. I stand ready to work with the president and my colleagues in Congress to continue the momentum we’ve created these past two years and continue delivering solutions that will lead to an even more prosperous nation.
“I was also encouraged to hear the president lay out other important national priorities like border security. As chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee and one of a handful of senators entrusted with reaching a funding compromise, I’ve been focused on producing an agreement that will keep the government open, provide for our Homeland Security needs, stop the flow of illegal drugs, and secure our borders.
“Another of my top priorities the president highlighted is rebuilding American infrastructure. Putting together a package that will strengthen the country’s transportation and infrastructure systems will play an important role in improving our communities and driving economic growth. I’m excited to be a leader in that effort as chair of the EPW Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee.
“These and many of the other issues the president covered in tonight’s address are important national priorities that can help continue to move our country forward. It’s critical that we come together—Republicans and Democrats—to find common ground and to deliver solutions that address the country’s challenges, create new opportunities for families and individuals, and build a brighter future for West Virginians and for all Americans.”
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