Rep. Kaptur Statement on State of the Union
Last week, Congresswoman
Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), the longest serving woman in Congress
and senior member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee,
released the following statement in response to the State of
the Union address:
"Time and again, President
Trump has told working families in my part of the country
that he'll stand up for them and put their interests first,
yet whether it's on trade, infrastructure, tackling the
opioid crisis, prescription drug costs, or effective border
security, President Trump has not only failed to deliver on
their behalf, he has pushed policies that have actively hurt
them," said Rep. Kaptur. "Tonight we heard more of the same.
Ohioans deserve better."
Trump's infatuation with an expensive and ineffective border
wall is a disservice to hardworking Americans across the
country. As a nation, our focus should be on improving the
lives of low-income and middle class Americans, bringing
good jobs back to our communities, and implementing trade
practices that effectively raise wages, improve working
standards, and create opportunity. The border wall is an
unfortunate distraction from that mission."