Perdue, Collins Respond to President’s State of the Union Address

Georgia politicians are responding to President Donald Trumps State of the Union Address.

In his second State of the Union address, the President called on Americans and politicians on both sides of the aisle to unite in an effort to strengthen the economy and level the trade playing field.

U.S. Agriculture Commissioner Sonny Perdue, a native Georgian, farmer and former Governor said the policies of the Trump Administration have helped American farmers.

“The President’s policies have been beneficial to American agriculture in the short term, but also have laid the foundation for long-term prosperity,” Perdue said. “Our trade agreements with other nations are getting stronger, and the strategies the President has employed will lead to new and expanded markets for our products. This was a patriotic speech, reminding Americans of the greatness of this country, with even brighter hopes for the future.”

U.S. Representative Doug Collins of the 9th District is the ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee.

Collins said the president’s economic policy has empowered workers by removing hurdles that have long curbed productivity and innovation, and he called on Congress to work together for future prosperity.

“From lowering the cost of prescription drugs to expanding access to broadband, the horizon is filled with opportunity to partner with our friends across the aisle,” Collins said.
“As the President reiterated tonight, the clearest, most urgent opportunity for compromise lies at our southern border. Misguided immigration policies have led to a humanitarian crisis we can no longer afford to ignore. Americans agree we must fix our broken immigration system to ensure a brighter future for this country and our global neighbors. There’s no better time and there’s no more critical time to come together to strengthen our national security at home and abroad.”

Collins said he looks forward to continuing to work with the President and all Americans to strengthen the Country’s future.