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Kinzinger Statement on the 2018 State of the Union Address

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Washington, January 30, 2018 | Maura Gillespie ((202) 225-3635) | comments
Following the 2018 State of the Union Address this evening, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released the following statement:
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Washington, DC – Following the 2018 State of the Union Address this evening, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) released the following statement:

Tonight, we heard an energetic and forward-looking speech from the President. We have made some great strides this year and our economy is on the rise. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has already made an impact with businesses across the country sharing their tax relief with employees and investing in job growth. I’m proud to see the real-life benefits of these tax cuts helping hard-working American people across IL-16 and around the country.

“Our national security and global leadership continue to be of paramount concern. I applaud the President for taking the threats we face seriously, especially with a nuclear and maniacal regime in North Korea. We must invest in our U.S. military, and support the men and women who sacrifice to serve this country while they serve and when they return home.

“As we look at the State of our Union tonight, we have much to be proud of and several areas to work on. As the President mentioned, our battle to combat the opioid epidemic requires a community effort, and it’s a crisis we will continue to fight. I’m hopeful we can work with our Democratic colleagues on issues like this, as well as areas like infrastructure and cybersecurity. Bipartisanship is necessary, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to put this great nation on a stronger path for generations to come.

“We live in the greatest country on Earth, and it’s on each of us to keep the American Dream alive – with hard work, civility with each other and unwavering love of country.”

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