Congresswoman Matsui’s Statement on President Trump’s First Address to Congress
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) released the following statement after President Trump delivered his first address to a Joint Session of Congress:
“Tonight’s speech was full of empty promises from the President.
“President Trump made clear his intention to repeal the Affordable Care Act with no viable replacement, which would devastate the health and economic security of families across our country. A Republican repeal would create chaos for the millions of people who depend on the ACA for everything from mental health services to cancer treatments. I will continue to work along with my Democratic colleagues to protect the care of Americans, because people’s lives depend on us fighting for their coverage.
“The President continues to cling to fear-based rhetoric that creates a false choice between our safety and our compassion. America’s diversity is one of our greatest strengths and our ability to welcome the best and the brightest has helped our economy lead the world.
“The American people deserve real results from this Administration. We should be making strong investments in innovation and research that give Americans the skills to compete for the jobs of tomorrow. We must remain committed to our inclusive values and the future prosperity of all.”