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Wicker Responds to President Trump’s State of the Union Address

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January 5, 2019

Miss. Senator Will Continue Working to Grow the Economy, Improve Infrastructure, and Keep Americans Safe

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump delivered the 2019 State of the Union Address:

“Tonight President Trump was right to call for national unity and bipartisan cooperation to tackle our greatest challenges. Resistance, obstruction, and division foster weakness and decline – not greatness.”

“I am glad the President pointed to our shared successes and opportunities. Our economy continues to surge, wages are increasing, and unemployment is low. We are taking better care of our veterans and rebuilding our military. There is bipartisan support for the President’s appeal to improve America’s infrastructure. As chairman of the Commerce Committee, this goal is among my top priorities.”

“The President has backed up his rhetoric by showing his willingness to negotiate in good faith. In a divided government, Congress will have to do the same to overcome our disagreements. I am confident we can continue to work together in the best interest of the American people and to further strengthen our union.”

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