Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s State of the Union address:
“We’ve heard this all before. During the election and his first year, President Trump promised middle class Americans he’d fight for them, make big investments in infrastructure, have huge job growth and show ‘great heart’ to Dreamers. He’s failed to deliver. President Trump has offered an agenda that’s actively tried to harm Nevadans in need of health care and prioritized a tax bill that will be disastrous for American families. Along with Senator McConnell and Speaker Ryan, this president pushed through a huge tax give away to corporate America and the top 1% on the backs of seniors, our kids and hardworking families. He talked about an infrastructure plan for over a year as Americans waited to see congested roadways improved and deteriorating infrastructure repaired. And this president launched heartless attacks on young American Dreamers that manufactured an unnecessary government shutdown, and continues to target immigrant families by threatening family reunification that allows fathers and mothers to be with their children.
“Americans want Senator McConnell, Speaker Ryan and the Freedom Caucus to stop pitting people against one another, to stop picking winners and losers, to end their attacks on immigrant families that contribute to our communities, and they want this White House to get out of the way of bipartisan solutions. It’s clear that many Members of Congress want to work together to solve these problems and rescue this failing presidency. We just need Republican leaders to get out of the way.”