Sam Johnson Responds to President Trump’s Joint Session of Congress

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Washington, March 1, 2017 | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to President Donald Trump’s address at the first Joint Session of the 115th Congress, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) released the following statement:

 

“After eight long years of Obama’s liberal, big government agenda, it was refreshing to hear President Trump's patriotic words and love of country tonight as he discussed solutions that will actually get our country back on track and help American families. Our country is facing many challenges when it comes to national security, and as a 29-year Air Force veteran I appreciate our new Commander-In-Chief making strides to protect our homeland. With a much-needed boost to defense, our troops will be better able to address the serious threats left unaddressed by former President Obama. Similarly, tackling illegal immigration and securing our borders will further strengthen national security – not to mention the fact that these efforts do right by hardworking American taxpayers.

 

“President Trump is also right to work with House Republicans as we repeal Obamacare and replace it with commonsense health care reforms. Not only will folks have more freedom when it comes to health care choices, but getting rid of Obamacare – which has been a major burden on small businesses – will help boost our economy. Finally, as a fiscal conservative I wholeheartedly agree that it’s high time we reform our tax code – including the IRS!

 

“We’ve got a lot of good work ahead of us, and I look forward to making progress on the key challenges confronting our great nation in the weeks and months ahead.”

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