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Congressman Marc Veasey

Representing the 33rd District of Texas

Veasey Reacts to President Trump’s Joint Session Address

Feb 28, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, released the following statement after President Trump addressed Congress for the first time during a joint session: 

“President Trump’s joint session address mirrored his inauguration’s pessimistic view of America and greatly exaggerated his Administration’s accomplishments during his first month in office. When he proudly claimed that he strong-armed American manufacturers into investing in U.S. industries, Trump was attempting to distract the American people from the reality that his Administration will continue to put profit over people and do little to help the middle class.”

“President Trump rattled off a list of policies that he claims will ‘make America great again,’ but I heard little about how his plans to expand school vouchers, cut regulations, and implement massive tax cuts for the wealthy will play out for the average American family working to make ends meet.”

“As President Trump continued his calls for his unconstitutional travel and refugee ban, my guest Bothina Matar listened in the gallery. Despite his claims that our refugee vetting process needs serious reevaluation, Bothina and her family can attest to the significant security measures they passed before they were allowed to finally resettle their family in the United States.”

“During the next four years, we must do all we can to prioritize the needs of Americans still struggling to put food on the table. Compromise will be necessary – but it cannot come at the cost of our national values or obligations to our fellow citizens."