Rep. Kelly Statement on President Trump’s Address to Joint Session of Congress

“The right vision at the right time to guide us in the right direction”


WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) issued the following statement tonight in response to President Donald J. Trump’s address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress.

“Tonight we heard a proclamation of strength, confidence, and ambition in pursuit of a greater country and better future for every single American. It was one of the most positive and unifying addresses I have ever heard delivered at that podium, and I thank President Trump for coming to the People’s House to deliver it. His forward-looking message reaffirmed my belief that he has exactly the right vision at the right time to guide America in the right direction.

“The president’s words were effective precisely because they were underlined by a refreshingly honest assessment of the very real challenges we face and a clear-eyed view of the problems in our society that, frankly, have gone unanswered for too long. As the president said, ‘The time for small thinking is over.’ We as a government have major mountains to climb and great victories to achieve on behalf of the American people, and tonight, our president made clear that failure is not an option. We have an economy to grow, a military to rebuild, communities to make safe, enemies to eliminate, and an American Dream to rejuvenate. I look forward to all of the work ahead."