To State of the Union
Washington D.C. ____ Tuesday, February 5, 2019,
Congressman Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) issued this statement in response to
President Trump’s State of the Union Address:
highlighted many of the accomplishments from the past two years, as well as
many of the challenges we face ahead. Most importantly, he called for a renewed
spirit of bipartisanship instead of more gridlock, frustration, and paralysis.
“As I’ve said before, the most important task of the federal government is
to keep its citizens safe, and I agree with President Trump that we must secure
our border. We must also confront the rising cost of healthcare, which requires
a real bipartisan solution in order to have a lasting effect.
“Despite these challenges, we as Americans can take pride
in our economic progress made in recent years: record low-unemployment, tax
cuts that have benefited the overwhelming majority of Americans, and an economy
that remains strong. I look forward to working with the President and my
colleagues in the months ahead to build an even stronger and safer America.”
a member of the House Natural Resources and Armed Services Committees, Cook
served as an infantry officer and retired after 26 years as a Colonel in the
U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in combat, he was awarded the Bronze Star
and two Purple Hearts.
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