ORP Reaction to President Trump’s State of the Union Address

Please see the statement below from Chairman Jane Timken regarding President Trump’s first State of the Union Address. 

“Tonight, President Trump delivered a heartfelt message to the American people – that together we can take the unprecedented successes of the last year and build a safer, stronger and prouder America.”

“The President emphasized economic successes from his first year, such as wage increases for millions of Americans, job creation and a record number of stock market highs. In Ohio, people from all walks of life are feeling the effects, but we need look no further than President Trump’s guest tonight, Corey Adams. Corey is a skilled welder at Staub Manufacturing Solutions in Dayton, Ohio, whose job is more secure today than it was a year ago. As a result, Corey and his wife became first-time homeowners in 2017. Additionally, thanks to tax reform, they will have extra money to save for their daughters’ education. The American Dream is becoming a reality for more Ohioans like Corey, which is something worth celebrating.”

“It was also encouraging to hear President Trump set the agenda moving forward. Much of the President’s vision for future action opens the door to real bipartisan solutions if Sherrod Brown and his Democrat colleagues are willing to abandon their failed strategy of obstruction and put Americans first. Securing our border, tackling the opioid crisis, and rebuilding our depleted military and crumbling infrastructure are not political battles, they are actions we must take together to ensure the safety of all Americans.”