‘GT’ comments on State of the Union address

HOWARD — U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson issued the following statement at conclusion of President Donald J. Trump’s first State of the Union address:

“Tonight, President Trump issued a bold and forward-looking State of the Union address. Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, this country has just unleashed a new era of economic growth and Americans from all walks of life are beginning to reap the benefits – recognizing lower taxes, more money in their paychecks, and greater potential for domestic businesses investment.

“As Co-Chair of the House Career and Technical Education Caucus, I was thrilled to hear the President mention his support for greater workforce development and more vocational opportunities. We can work to close the skills gap and put more Americans in family-sustaining jobs. That must start with the Senate passing the bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical Education Act for the 21st Century Act, which passed the House overwhelmingly in June of 2017. I am also pleased that the Democratic response by Rep. Joe Kennedy was delivered from a regional technical school in Massachusetts. Now is the time to do what’s right for the future of the American worker.

“I look forward to the Trump administration, together with Congress and members of both political parties, continuing to work to address many of our greatest challenges.”

Rep. Thompson brought his wife, Mrs. Penny Ammerman Thompson, as his guest.

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