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Brindisi Responds to Trump’s State of the Union Address (audio)

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President Donald Trump delivered his 2020 State of the Union address last night (February 4), after which District 22 Congressman Anthony Brindisi issued his response statement.

“We heard from the President tonight about his priorities to improve the State of our Union and now it’s time both sides drop the partisan politics and work to improve the lives of the American people,” Brindisi said. “It was an honor to have President Trump sign my legislation last year to improve services for our Veterans, strengthen manufacturing in Upstate New York, and eliminate the harmful Health Insurance Tax that would have raised premiums on the middle class and older Americans.”

A member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, three of the four Brindisi bills signed into law by Trump dealt with valuable protections and benefits for our nation’s heroes.

The most recent case was the congressman’s bipartisan Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act, which sailed through Congress before being made official by the president on January 2, 2020.

Additionally, Brindisi’s Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2019 was also signed into law, along with his Support Procurement of our Nation’s Stainless Steel Act (SPOONSS), which was part of the National Defense Authorization Act.

“I look forward to building on that success and working with anyone, Democrat or Republican, to rebuild our infrastructure, lower prescription drug costs, and protect Medicare and Social Security,” he closed.

Press play below to listen to Brindisi’s full statement from last night:

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