Statement from Governor Phil Murphy on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

“President Trump used his State of the Union Address to once again call for national unity and bipartisanship. Yet, unity requires empathy for our most vulnerable. Without it, it will remain up to the states to show the way on voting rights, on protecting our DREAMERs, on protecting health care, and on raising wages to lift people out of poverty — all issues which were lacking tonight. Time will quickly tell if this call for unity, like the many others he has made before, is quickly forgotten.

“If the president is sincere — this time — in finding a bipartisan solution to a real national crisis, then I welcome him to work with us in New Jersey, and with our partners in New York, to fund and build the Gateway Project. With crumbling rail tunnels more than a century old, and a major bridge that regularly breaks down and stops the flow of people and commerce across our region, no other infrastructure project can benefit our nation as much as Gateway.

“Getting Gateway built is of the utmost concern for both commuter safety and economic progress – something a president familiar with the economic importance of our region should readily understand.

“With Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman on the House Appropriations Committee, Representatives Albio Sires, Donald Payne Jr., and Tom Malinowski on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, New Jersey is ready to get to work. We only need President Trump to tell us the federal government is, as well.”

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  1. deciminyan

    Congressman Andy Kim Statement on State of the Union

    WASHINGTON, DC – The following is a statement from Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) in response to the State of the Union address.

    “I came to Congress to deliver for the people of New Jersey’s Third Congressional District. If the President is serious in his calls for more bipartisan action, the time is now to show those calls are more than just empty talk. We can work in a bipartisan way to lower prescription drug prices, take dirty money out of our political system and give power back to the people, address an opioid crisis that is crippling our communities and deliver for our men and women in uniform. We can tackle these challenges together with both civility and strength. I will continue to lead on these important issues and hope to see action from leaders of both parties that will make a positive impact in the lives of people in our district.”

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