WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s first Joint Address to Congress:
“President Trump’s address was an uplifting proclamation of strength, confidence, and hope in pursuit of a greater Nation and better future for every American. In true fashion, President Trump did not sugarcoat the immense challenges that our country faces. Rather, he set the tone and agenda for the American people and reaffirmed that the American dream is alive. Our spirit as a Nation has been revived.
“While we have made progress delivering real solutions for the American people in the first two months of the 115th Congress, there’s more work that needs to be done. In order to grow a robust economy, we must roll back the burdensome, job-crushing regulations that hinder growth and stifle opportunity. It is past time that we overhaul the tax code to incentivize investments supporting our small businesses and job creators rather than targeting them with costly, unnecessary rules and regulations.
“The Trump Administration and this Congress will put America first. National security is a top priority, and we will do everything within our power to fight the new and emerging global threats of this millennium. That starts by adequately funding our national defense, rebuilding our military, and affording our warfighters with every tool they need to accomplish their missions. Simply put, it is the right and duty of the President and Congress to do everything in our legal and Constitutional power to protect the American people.
“I’m confident that America's best days are ahead. With hard work and renewed optimism, we can secure a bright future for our children and grandchildren. The time is now, and it is the responsibility of this Congress to work with the Administration to create an environment where our Nation can truly flourish.”