Collins: President delivered message that should resonate with every American

Feb 5, 2019
Press Release

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

“Tonight, the president delivered a message that should resonate with every American: We can build a confident and more prosperous future by embracing unity over division. In the last two years, America has reclaimed the opportunity for each household to succeed on its own terms, and our country is better off for it. The president’s economic policy has empowered workers by removing hurdles that have long curbed productivity and innovation.

“Renewing America’s commitment to greatness depends on the kind of collaboration we’ve seen throughout this presidency. Last Congress, Republicans and Democrats worked hand in hand to turn the First Step Act into a reality, one that has restored hope to families and communities across the nation. Redemption is woven into our American identity, and I hope this is one of many bipartisanship accomplishments that will rebuild communities by changing lives. 

“From lowering the cost of prescription drugs to expanding access to broadband, the horizon is filled with opportunity to partner with our friends across the aisle.

“As the President reiterated tonight, the clearest, most urgent opportunity for compromise lies at our southern border. Misguided immigration policies have led to a humanitarian crisis we can no longer afford to ignore. Americans agree we must fix our broken immigration system to ensure a brighter future for this country and our global neighbors. There’s no better time—and there’s no more critical time—to come together to strengthen our national security at home and abroad. 

“Tonight, we can look to the last two years for confidence and turn our gaze to the future with hope. I look forward to continue working with President Trump and all Americans to strengthen that future together."