Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

February 5, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester), Chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement today after President Trump delivered his State of the Union address:

“While I welcome President Trump’s appeal to bipartisanship, his remarks tonight fall on the skeptical ears of millions of Americans. If the president is sincere, he must now follow up with constructive actions and abandon the dangerous, divisive policies of his administration. Solutions on infrastructure, prescription drugs, and paid family leave can command bipartisan support, and the president must also show that he can keep his word and facilitate bipartisan compromise – including by supporting ongoing appropriations negotiations.

“President Trump talked tonight about restoring American leadership and protecting American workers. But his actions over the past two years tell a very different story. His administration has failed the middle class, endangered America’s national security, and weakened our standing in the eyes of the global community.

“The American people expect government to deliver on their priorities, advance their financial and physical security, and uphold our values as Americans. House Democrats are committed to fulfilling these responsibilities to American families and communities. The president must make a sincere, good-faith effort to support us as we carry out this work.”