Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress:
Tonight the president outlined a positive vision for our country, one that reflects the renewed hope and optimism many Americans now share about the future. For too long, government bureaucrats have pursued an extreme, partisan agenda that favored powerful special interests and left countless working families behind. Fortunately, under unified Republican leadership, those days are now over and our best days are once again ahead of us.
The president’s address also highlighted the need for bold solutions to help solve our nation’s toughest challenges. There is no shortage of ideas for how to better support working families, help all students receive an excellent education, create good-paying jobs, and expand access to affordable health care coverage. In fact, Congress is already taking steps to tackle these and other national priorities.
As we look to the work that lies ahead, I urge my Democrat colleagues to become constructive partners in the process. The American people are looking for leadership that will help move the country in a better direction. As the president reaffirmed tonight, it’s time to move forward as one nation with one common purpose: building a stronger, brighter future for our country and its citizens. Our committee will continue to play a leading role in this important effort.