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Idaho congressional delegation respond to President Trump’s speech

March 1, 2017 GMT

Numerous Idaho congressional delegates have released statements after President Trump’s speech on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) issued the following statement about President Donald Trump’s first speech to a Joint Session of Congress:

“Tonight, President Trump did a great job of outlining the vision he has for America and Americans - a vision shared by many presidents who have served before him. We should all dedicate ourselves to helping him succeed in the aspirations he has for our great country.”

Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee commented on President Trump’s address to Congress:

“Tonight, President Trump posed the question of where we want our nation to be as we approach our 250th year. As that milestone awaits, the President offered an agenda rooted in personal liberty and economic freedom. Many of the President’s proposals echo the concerns and questions I heard during my more than 200 town meetings across Idaho.The President’s speech included three bold agenda priorities: to strengthen our national security, provide for our veterans, and unleash robust job creation. The President has laid forth an ambitious, optimistic agenda that has great promise for our nation. This agenda contains many areas for bipartisan agreement and cooperation. I look forward to working with my colleagues of both parties to carefully study the details of each of these proposals and find ways that Congress can move this agenda forward responsibly for the strength and prosperity of our nation.”

IDGOP Chairman Steve Yates issued the following statement following President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress:

“Tonight, President Trump outlined a vision for our country that crosses party lines. He spoke a message of unity, strength, and freedom. Since being inaugurated, he has been fulfilling the promises he made to the American people. He has brought jobs back to America, nominated a conservative judge to the Supreme Court, and put our national security first. This evening, he outlined his future plans to solve real problems for real people. I look forward to standing behind President Trump as he improves American infrastructure, creates jobs, and puts American citizens first. It is my sincere hope that Republicans and Democrats alike will work with President Trump to solve the problems in this country and Make America Great Again”

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement after President Donald Trump’s first Address to Congress:

“President Trump discussed a myriad of topics and I am looking forward to working with the Administration to implement policies that create jobs and fuel economic growth. Fundamental tax reform, entitlement reform and regulatory reform are essential to address our nation’s debt crisis once and for all. Finally, now more than ever, our country needs to put politics aside and find common ground for the greater good. I am willing, many of my colleagues are willing, and the American public needs to be willing as well to seek and pursue what unites us in order to move our country forward.”

Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, issued the following statement after President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress:

“The people of Idaho heard tonight a commitment from President Trump to honor the promises he made during the campaign. We’ve already seen him take strong, decisive actions to roll back some of the most oppressive regulatory burdens from the Obama Administration. He also promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, modernize our immigration system, reform our unfair and non-competitive tax system, and change the way Washington works. As long as these things are done in a fiscally responsible way that doesn’t add to the national debt, I’ll support the president and will do everything I can to help him succeed.”