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Positive Reactions To Trump’s Congressional Address Last Night From Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation

Positive Reactions To Trump’s Congressional Address Last Night From Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation
March 01
08:40 2017

In case you missed the president’s speech to a joint session of Congress last night, here’s the video…

Reaction poured in from Louisiana’s congressional delegation during and after Trump’s speech. Here was newly-minted Sen. John Kennedy…

“I was pleased to hear such a strong emphasis from the President on growing jobs and growing our economy. Louisianians want nothing more than to work hard at a good job,” said Senator Kennedy. “President Trump delivered a powerful message about placing the American people above the Washington bureaucrats. This is exactly why I came to Washington. Our people need more jobs, not more government. I was also pleased to have the President talk about the need for a strong military. I was especially happy the President called for a renewed American spirit.”

Sen. Bill Cassidy’s response was short and to the point…

“President Trump has laid out a series of goals that will get our economy, and our country, moving in the right direction,” said Dr. Cassidy. “I will work with President Trump to achieve these goals.”


House Majority Whip Steve Scalise issued his response via Facebook, complete with a Mardi Gras tie…

Rep. Garret Graves delivered his response on Facebook as well…

Here was Rep. Mike Johnson’s statement…

“The American dream is alive and our spirit as a nation has been revitalized. In just the first two months of the 115th Congress and President Trump’s term, we have made serious headway in enacting real solutions for the American people. A lot of this work has been aimed at first rolling back burdensome, job-crushing regulations that hinder growth and stifle the economy. It is well past time we start supporting our businesses and job creators rather than targeting them with costly, often unnecessary rules and regulations.

“This administration will put America first. National security is a top priority and we will do everything within our ability to protect the homeland. That starts by adequately funding our military and affording them every resource they may need to accomplish their mission. It includes taking extra measures to ensure those that would wish us harm never get the chance to do so. And it means supporting our allies, while standing strong against our enemies.

“These goals simply cannot be achieved while America’s leaders are fighting and alienating one another. That is why I authored the ‘Commitment to Civility’ to return respect to political debate and discussion. I will never compromise my core, conservative principles, but I also understand that while my opinions may differ greatly from those of my Democratic colleagues in Congress, at the end of the day, we are all Americans. And we need to find ways to work together. I am pleased that my commitment document was co-signed by 47 out of 55 new members of Congress and has begun an important dialogue in our nation’s capital.


“America’s best days are ahead of us. I know that through our hard work and renewed optimism–and with God’s blessings–we can secure a bright future for our children and grandchildren. The time is now, and we will seize it.”

And Rep. Ralph Abraham…

“President Trump delivered a bold, inspirational vision for what America can be. I will work with our President to rebuild our military, create jobs, grow our economy, secure our borders and implement a health care system that puts patients first. Congress will be very busy this year to make those goals a reality, and I wouldn’t have it any other way,” Dr. Abraham said.

Rep. Clay Higgins…

“The President delivered a unifying, non-partisan message that I believe Americans needed to hear. He addressed important issues such as the economy, immigration, terrorism and education. I think that it was a message for everyone. I was personally moved by some of the more human moments of the speech, as he interacted with the honored guests. I was uplifted by the entire event.”

But Rep. Cedric Richmond had nothing much to say…



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