Rep. Kelly Applauds State of the Union Address

Jan 30, 2018
Rep. Kelly Applauds State of the Union Address

“America is winning again!”

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) issued the following statement tonight in response to President Donald J. Trump’s 2018 State of the Union Address, the first of his presidency.

“Tonight’s address was a celebration of the state of our union, and rightly so. As President Trump made clear, by every measurement, the United States is racing full force in the right direction again. Our economy is roaring and American confidence is soaring. The stock market has reached an all-time high and unemployment is at a 17-year low. Thanks to the historic enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, hundreds of billions of dollars are being brought back to our country and more than three million American workers are already receiving four-figure bonuses, pay raises, benefit increases, and more. Overseas, thanks to a bold new foreign policy and military strategy, the Islamic State’s deadly caliphate has been obliterated. Once far-fetched goals are now a reality. The state of our union is truly as strong as Pittsburgh steel.

“President Trump’s vision for the year to come, and beyond, is ambitious, essential, and fully achievable. His words tonight were a challenge to every member of Congress to put the strength, safety, and economic security of our country and its citizens before petty political differences. It’s a challenge I intend to meet head-on. I particularly look forward to playing a pivotal role in devising and delivering, in the president’s words, ‘the safe, fast, reliable, and modern infrastructure our economy needs and our people deserve.’ If the past year’s examples of shattered records and surpassed expectations are any indication, the stronger, prouder, and more prosperous America that our president envisions will be realized.”

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Rep. Kelly delivered remarks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this morning to commemorate President Trump’s first year in office and to promote this evening’s State of the Union address. He highlighted the new policies enacted over the past year and the historic results being realized because of them. WATCH HERE