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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Rep. LaHood Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

February 4, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) released the following statement after President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address:

“President Trump tonight laid out a bold message focused on policies that constituents of the 18th Congressional District care about deeply. Under his leadership, America secured new trade agreements with Illinois’ four largest export partners, our economy continues to shatter expectations with unemployment at a 50-year low and wages rising, our military has been strengthened, and generational criminal justice reform was enacted. I applaud the President for putting forth a message of a stronger America built off his agenda.

“For the last three years, Democrats in Congress have fixated on impeaching President Trump. As the impeachment trial nears its conclusion, I was pleased to hear the President’s unifying call on Congress to address issues that Americans sent us to Washington to fix. It is critical that we focus on our crumbling infrastructure, the opioid crisis, the high cost of prescription drugs, and the education of our children.

“Now more than ever, I hope the Congress will heed this bipartisan call to action, so we can build off the successes of this Presidency and forge a better America for generations to come.”