Congressman Francis Rooney Statement in Advance of Tonight’s Joint Session of Congress

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Congressman Francis Rooney Statement in Advance of Tonight’s Joint Session of Congress, February 28, 2017 | Chris Berardi (202-897-7700) | comments

Congressman Francis Rooney Statement in Advance of Tonight’s Joint Session of Congress


Washington, DC

Congressman Francis Rooney: "Tonight we will hear from President Donald Trump as he addresses a joint session of Congress for the first time since his inauguration. After eight long years of speeches that promised bigger government, weaker relationships with countries around the world, runaway spending, and less personal freedoms for hard working Americans, I am hopeful of a very different message this year.

Donald Trump has made his priorities clear, both during his presidential campaign and since election day. These are the priorities of the vast majority of Americans: repealing Obamacare and reforming our health care system so that it puts you back in charge of your care; eliminating job killing regulations that have made it nearly impossible for small businesses to grow; cutting tax rates so that hard working people can keep more of the money they earn; rebuilding our military and securing our borders so that we are safe again; caring for our veterans who have sacrificed for us; and bringing jobs back home. It is a clear theme of putting the people first, not the bureaucrats.

Congress must act swiftly to advance this positive vision for our nation and I can assure you that I am ready to work with our President to achieve a reclamation of the American exceptionalism that our founding fathers envisioned."

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