Latta Statement on the State of the Union Address
Washington, February 4, 2020 | Rebecca Card (202.225.6405)
Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) released the following statement after the State of the Union Address from President Donald Trump:
“Tonight’s State of the Union address reminded us why the United States of America is the greatest country in the world to live, work, and raise a family. When we work together to put America’s hardworking taxpayers first, our communities benefit.
“More Americans have joined the workforce and are able to create a better life for themselves and their families. Thanks to a number of policies championed by Republicans, our national unemployment rate is at a 50-year low. Since the President was elected to office, 107,000 jobs have been created in Ohio alone, including 16,000 manufacturing jobs.
“The President mentioned the significant wins the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will deliver for our country – especially for manufacturers. I am proud to have supported the USMCA in the House of Representatives because it provides a much-needed revamp of NAFTA so that our country gets our fair share of the deal while prioritizing the American worker and supporting our manufacturers.
“America’s greatest strength has been our strong military – the committed and selfless men and women who risk their lives in order to protect us and keep us safe. I am especially proud the President signed into law legislation that would provide resources to continue to rebuild military readiness, which included the greatest pay increase for our troops in a decade. Our armed forces deserve to have the resources they need in order to safely defend our country from increasingly dangerous global threats.
“Lastly, I completely agree that we are on a path to greater prosperity for Americans in every state. From work to increasing access to the Internet in rural areas to guaranteeing we remain a global leader in the race to 5G, we must continue our work to ensure all Americans have the ability to participate in our booming 21st century economy.”