Rep. Wild Statement on State of the Union
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) released the following statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address:
“The division and partisanship in our country is reaching a breaking point -- that is something I think most individuals have seen firsthand. They’ve probably felt it at their Thanksgiving dinner tables and on their Facebook feeds. I certainly have. Tonight, I wanted to hear a speech from our President that encouraged unity. That gave us a sense of identity as Americans. That forged a path forward.
“In Pennsylvania, our delegation, both Republicans and Democrats, have found a way to work together. We cosponsor each other's bills, we work across the aisle, we come together for Pennsylvanians -- considering that this is an election year in which Pennsylvania is critical, the President should take note of how we behave in the Keystone State.
“Throughout my past year in Congress, I have been happy to support and vote for more than 275 bipartisan initiatives to lower the cost of prescription drugs, ensure protections for those with pre-existing conditions, expand and improve education, and lift up American working families.
“There are so many bills we’ve passed that would immediately improve the lives of those in the Greater Lehigh Valley and our country. Bills like H.R.3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which would finally put the interests of the American people over the interests of Big Pharma. Or H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act, which included my bipartisan amendment to stop the rising cost of health care premiums which passed with the support of 78 Republicans.
“Tonight, the president stated his desire to work in a bipartisan fashion on these very same issues -- if he’s serious about these intentions then the only thing I have to say is let’s get to work.”