Feb 04 2020
WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump's third State of the Union address.
"We are witnessing one of the greatest American comeback stories of our lifetime, and I think President Trump did an excellent job articulating some of the successes that we are experiencing, first-hand, despite the political impeachment charade that has overcast his administration from day one.
"Our economy is soaring, the unemployment rate has hit a 50-year low, and in Kentucky, household income has risen 16-percent since President Trump was elected. He has been bold in his efforts to protect our borders and ramp up national security. Together, we have worked hand-in-hand to implement historic tax reform, historic veterans' health care, a historic trade deal with Mexico and Canada, historic military support and record pay raises for our men and women in uniform, and historic funding to combat the national drug abuse crisis.
"As a result, we are writing our own comeback stories in Southern and Eastern Kentucky, where opioid overdose death rates are declining for the first time, where more students are earning college degrees and credentials than ever before, and where our coal-producing communities are getting more support to diversify our economy, improve our infrastructure and expand opporunities to revitalize our region.
"I applaud President Trump for focusing on the business of our nation, rather than the on-going impeachment trial that is finally coming to a close. He confidently set the tone for continued progress in America, and it's time for all of us to get back to work. The American people deserve our full attention."
To learn more about Congressman Rogers, visit halrogers.house.gov.
To watch President Trump's State of the Union Address, visit whitehouse.gov.