Sessions Statement on the State of the Union Address
by Pete Sessions on January 31, 2018 at 1:32 PM
I released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address:
Tonight we have turned the page on the days of big government and opened a new chapter for freedom and opportunity. In this past year under our unified government we have fulfilled the promises we have made to the American people. We have passed pro-growth tax reform, we have gained ground against radical Islamic terrorists, and we have created a safer, stronger nation.
In the past year we have created 2.4 million new jobs. The unemployment rate has hit a 17 year low of 4.1 percent and our GDP continues to rise. Americans are seeing their savings grow as the stock market skyrockets and they are able to earn more on the money that they have saved for their future. Because of our tax plan, companies across the country are giving their employees bonuses, raising wages, and giving back to their communities. Our plan is working and producing real results for all Americans.
In addition to our economic prosperity, we have also made great strides in making our nation safer both at home and abroad. We finally have a Commander in Chief who doesn’t think of ISIS as a JV Team, and has allowed our military to do what they need to do to eradicate this cancer. As a result, ISIS has lost 98 percent of its territory.
At home, we are finally securing our borders and enforcing the laws that we have on the books. We are cracking down on sanctuary cities and working to ensure our families are safe from criminal illegal aliens.
We have made great strides this year and will continue to fulfill our promises to the American people. I applaud the President for echoing his commitment to continuing to work with Congress to create more opportunities for all Americans. Now is the time to build on this momentum and continue to make our country stronger, safer, and the best that it can be.