February 05, 2019

Pro-Growth, Pro-Jobs Economic Policies Have Helped Our Nation See Economic Growth Benefiting the American Worker

President Outlined Powerful and Comprehensive Agenda to Keep Nation on Upward Trajectory

Washington, D.C. – Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, and a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, made the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s second State of the Union Address: 

“In his second State of the Union address, President Trump outlined a powerful and comprehensive agenda to keep the nation on an upward trajectory and build on previous bipartisan accomplishments by advancing further bipartisan solutions in the 116th Congress.  Pro-growth, pro-jobs economic policies have helped our nation realize phenomenal economic growth specifically benefiting the American worker.  We must keep this momentum by enacting more meaningful reforms of outdated and overly burdensome regulations and by reaffirming our commitment to national security.  

“Collaboration often succeeds as a way of achieving consensus on difficult public policy matters.  We have our work cut out for us.  But, there are plenty of areas where bipartisan progress can be made.  

“I will continue to work with President Trump and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass legislation built on mutual cooperation to advance economic and safety accomplishments for the American people.” 

Video of Senator Crapo’s response can be found here, or by clicking on the image below.  

 

Senator Crapo also released additional statements regarding President Trump’s proposals on topline issues.  

On a safe and legal immigration system and protecting America’s national security. 

“President Trump made it clear that his first responsibility is to protect Americans at home and abroad.  He has repeatedly called for adequate border security and did so again tonight.  I will continue to support him in this endeavor.  As the nation evaluates its role in military engagements across the globe, I continue to have the utmost confidence in Idaho’s women and men at Mountain Home Air Force Base and Gowen Field to accomplish their missions throughout the world.” 

On rebuilding America through modernized infrastructure. 

“The President addressed the need to accelerate the modernization of American infrastructure.  The Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, which I chair, has held multiple transit roundtables to gather input on infrastructure priorities.  I will continue to seek innovative approaches to increase the safety and reliability of our nation’s transit systems.” 

On lowering the cost of health care and prescription drugs. 

“The President called on Congress to support efforts to lower the costs of health care and prescription drugs.  As a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, I will work closely with my colleagues on the Committee and with the Administration to conduct hearings and advance policy solutions that lower costs and adhere to market-driven principles in health care pricing.” 

On protecting the American worker through fair trade deals. 

“President Trump reaffirmed his commitment to renegotiating better trade deals that have the best interests of Americans in mind.  These include our trade relationships with China, Mexico and Canada.  I have worked with fellow Idaho Senator Jim Risch and the U.S. Department of Commerce to prompt forceful actions against China’s theft of intellectual property from Idaho business and remain committed to preventing further trade theft of U.S. intellectual property.  I have long maintained that the North American Free Trade Agreement needed to be renegotiated so American goods would receive fair and equitable treatment among our trading allies.  I am hopeful that the trade deal with Mexico and Canada will bring enhanced access to markets for Idaho’s dairy and other agriculture communities.” 

# # #