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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Isakson Statement on Trump’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today released the following statement after President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address:

“In his first year in office, President Trump has delivered on many promises he made during his campaign, not least of which has been the overhaul of our nation’s tax code. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December is already benefiting Georgians and families.

“The administration’s work to cut red tape and reduce burdensome regulations is also helping small businesses, as evidenced by the continued low unemployment rate over the last year and improved financial markets.

“Georgians heard from the president again tonight on matters of social, economic and national security, and they want to see him continue to deliver on these promises into his second year in office. To that end, I hope the president will look out for the thousands of Georgians whose farming, manufacturing and transportation jobs benefit from international trade as he negotiates changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other trade agreements.  

“Tonight the president shared his plans for greater investment in our nation’s infrastructure. I have repeatedly emphasized to the administration that the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project is the most important infrastructure project for the state of Georgia. I hope the president will prioritize this top economic development project and the long-term investments it will bring to our state and the entire country.

“As the chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I’m thankful that President Trump has made delivering on his promises to our nation’s veterans a priority, too. We had a positive first year with President Trump and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin at the helm. Now it’s time to pass a long-term solution to permanently enhance veterans’ access to care in their communities. I’ve offered bipartisan legislation called the Caring for Our Veterans Act that I hope we can pass this year to ensure veterans continue to have access to efficient, timely and quality health care.

“I am optimistic about the year ahead, and I look forward to working with the administration and my Senate colleagues to continue delivering on our promises.”