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WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight after President Trump delivered an address to a Joint Session of Congress:
“What we are seeing is a President obsessed with checking off campaign promises but whose actions erode the very promise of America. Since taking office, President Trump has focused his time and energy on distractions that put our country and our economy in danger. His policies have alienated key allies and emboldened our enemies. He’s threatened and maligned immigrant families and attacked freedom of the press. Even as Americans across the country have demanded at town halls that their Representatives protect the Affordable Care Act, President Trump announced tonight that he and Congressional Republicans will be moving full-steam ahead to take health coverage away from more than 30 million Americans and raise costs for tens of millions more.
“Democrats are united and will remain focused on the issues that Americans care about: jobs, opportunity, and security.”