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Congressman Lloyd Smucker

Representing the 11th District of Pennsylvania

Smucker Statement in Response to the State of the Union

January 30, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (PA-16) tonight issued the following statement after President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address:

“President Trump delivered a hopeful, confident message to the American people. The optimism expressed tonight is reflective of the feedback I get from constituents all across the district – and with good reason.

“Over the last year, Congress and the White House have worked together to deliver greater economic opportunity for everyone. We’re transforming our economy from stagnant to prosperous, and the results speak for themselves. Millions of Americans are already receiving bonuses and wage increases as a result of our unified effort to deliver middle-class tax relief and to unleash American innovation.

“I am glad the president is taking a leading role in laying out a clear vision to improve our nation’s aging infrastructure. There is real bipartisan support for modernizing our infrastructure, and I am confident we’ll continue building on the progress already made in Congress.

“There is a lot of work to be done this year, and I look forward to continuing my work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle and this administration to improve the lives of the people I represent.

“Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, President Trump tonight introduced the American people to a number of individuals who are, simply put, heroes: A North Korean defector who today advocates for human rights, a police officer and his wife who adopted the child of a heroin addict, a California firefighter who ran into a burning building to save 62 children, and the parents of daughters killed by MS-13, just to name a few. These individuals embody the courage and strength of mankind, and their recognitions were eye-opening and profound moments of the president’s address.”

You can watch Rep. Smucker deliver this statement on video here.