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Valadao Issues Statement Following Joint Address

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Washignton, February 28, 2017 | Anna R. Vetter ((202) 815-1685) | comments
U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao statement following President Donald J. Trump’s first Joint Address to Congress.
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WASHINGTON – Tonight, following President Donald J. Trump’s first Joint Address to Congress, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) issued the following statement:

“We find ourselves in the midst of polarization, however, tonight, President Trump offered an optimistic depiction of a united America.

"While the President and I do not agree on every issue, we share in the belief that our country succeeds when we come together, regardless of political party, to do what’s best for all Americans.

"I have witnessed firsthand many of the obstacles my constituents face on a daily basis – an inadequate water supply, difficulty obtaining education, and lack of employment opportunities. And while there are many ways to address each of these issues - and we may not always agree on the best course of action - one thing is clear: Washington cannot continue to be sidetracked by political games and at the same time expect real progress to be made. We must put aside our political differences and as leaders come together to do what’s best for our constituents – the American people.

"I am eager to work with the President as well as my Republican and Democrat colleagues in Congress, to do what’s best for our country. Most importantly, I look forward to advocating on behalf of my Central Valley constituents in Washington.”

Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties.

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