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Collins: Americans should be more optimistic than ever before

Feb 4, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union address.

“President Trump laid out a strong vision for our country that should encourage every American. With unemployment at a 50-year low and job creation at an all-time high, our booming economy is opening the door to new opportunities and bringing forward a renewed spirit of optimism for all Americans.

“From the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement to the signing of the phase one China trade agreement, our president has paved the way for continued growth for generations to come.

“Americans recognize that our military is stronger and our country is safer than ever before. The administration has taken countless steps to secure our border and strengthen public safety, but reckless sanctuary city policies continue to leave lives hanging in the balance. President Trump’s commitment to ending sanctuary cities once and for all will save lives and protect communities nationwide.

“Guaranteeing Americans have confidence in their future requires confidence in their health and standard of living. Tonight, President Trump laid out a common sense path forward to ensure every family has affordable access to health care, including lowering the cost of prescription drugs. 

“While President Trump is working tirelessly to lift up every American, Democrats will stop at nothing to tear him down. Their partisan impeachment has done irreparable damage to this country, but, with tomorrow’s vote, it’s not too late for Democrats to change course and reach across the aisle to achieve real results for the people we were sent here to represent. 

“Tonight, every American should take heart that the American Dream is attainable for all of us because of the bold and prosperous vision President Trump laid out for our country. I look forward to continue fighting with the president, his administration, and my colleagues in Congress to strengthen the lives of every Georgian, and every American.”