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Washington, D.C. – Tonight, President Trump gave his first address to a Joint Session of Congress. In response to the president’s remarks on healthcare, national security, and other national priorities, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) releases the following statement:

“Tonight I attended the Joint Session of Congress with an open mind and the sincere hope to hear from President Trump on how his administration will work to build a better life for all Americans.” said Rep. Terri Sewell. “However, I was deeply disappointed that President Trump did not offer any real solutions for the millions of Americans who will be hurt by repeal of the Affordable Care Act, for those who continue to struggle economically, and for those working to obtain a quality education. When it comes to healthcare, the economy, and the many other issues President Trump touched on tonight, we need more solutions and less rhetoric.”

“On the issue of national security, President Trump used his address to recommend additional funding for our armed forces, but he failed to recognize the threat to security that Russian interference in our elections represents. A full investigation of this issue is imperative to our national security. If President Trump is committed building a safer, more secure country, he should support the investigation into his staff’s ties with Russia and release his tax returns to eliminate concerns about any conflicts of interest.”