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Eshoo: State of our Union is Divided

January 31st, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C— Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) released the following statement after President Trump’s State of the Union address:

“When President Trump was sworn into office, he promised to unite and rebuild America and restore its promise for all of our citizens. Instead, one year later the state of our union is bitterly divided.

“The President spent his first year in office advancing dangerous proposals to strip away health care from millions of Americans, handing a massive tax cut to the wealthiest in America, and introducing a mass deportation and anti-immigrant agenda. He preached of unity tonight while behind the cameras he has spent the last year rejecting bipartisan proposals on critical issues like health care and immigration.

“If the President is serious about working on bipartisan issues like infrastructure that he spoke of tonight, I will gladly work with him. Although he failed to mention technology in his infrastructure vision, I will work to ensure important priorities such as broadband deployment, public safety infrastructure and strong cyber security protections are included in the plan. But first, we must come together to solve the urgent, over-due priorities Republicans have put on the backburner for the last year, including providing protection for the over 800,000 DREAMers who face deportation in the coming weeks.

“President Trump’s rhetoric tonight unfortunately does not match reality. Unity and strength in our country cannot be achieved by closing our doors to the hopeless and favoring the wealthy over working American families. As soon as President Trump is ready to get serious and enact policies that benefit all Americans, then I am willing to work with him.”

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