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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Congressman Gene Green Responds to President Trump’s Address to Congress

February 28, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Gene Green (TX-29) released the following statement following President Trump’s address to joint session of Congress:

“What we heard this evening from President Trump is nothing different than what we heard when he was a candidate,” said Congressman Green. “He’s great at creating slogans, but he’s going to have a hard time legislating and providing solutions without a plan to deliver.”

“I was hopeful that he would talk about ways to unite America, but instead we heard rhetoric of division as he embraced and reinforced his promise to build a southern border wall and dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA), instilling fear in the lives of immigrant families and millions of Americans whose health improved under the ACA.”

“Although he spoke briefly about introducing a $1 trillion infrastructure package, I’m hopeful that we can work together to rebuild our nation’s road and bridges, including the Port of Houston, which is critical for trade and commerce in our state and country.

“We owe it to the American public to work together as Americans to make sure our economy grows and people are treated fairly regardless of religion, race or ethnicity.”