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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Rep. Lawson on President Trump’s Address to Congress

February 28, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Tonight, U.S. President Donald J. Trump spoke to Congressional leaders in his first join session of Congress. U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5) attended the address and released the following statement:

“We heard a lot from President Trump tonight, but the numbers speak for themselves. Forty days after his inauguration, we still have yet to see President Trump and the Republican Congress lift a finger to create jobs or help hard-working Americans.

Instead, we have a leader who is alienating Americans instead of bringing people together. Trump and his administration are in a hurry to repeal the Affordable Care Act even if it makes America sick again and leaves 30 million people without life-saving health insurance. That is unacceptable.

Our country deserves better than a bunch of broken promises from our President. Now is the time for all of us in Congress to roll up our sleeves and figure out a way to work together in order to improve our economy, create more jobs, and do right by the people who sent us here to bring civility back to our government.

I am proud to represent Florida’s fifth Congressional district and will keep fighting to make sure the voice of Florida’s fifth is heard loud and clear in the halls of Congress.”