Gov. Lamont Statement on Tonight’s State of the Union Address
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont released the following statement regarding tonight’s State of the Union address:
“As Governor, it’s my job to work on behalf of everyone in Connecticut and to reach across the aisle to find commonsense, bipartisan solutions to the challenges confronting our state. I was pleased to hear President Trump echo a similar sentiment at the beginning of his speech. But those words tonight must be followed up by actions tomorrow that show his administration’s commitment to truly seek common ground and common purpose on behalf of all Americans.
“This work isn’t easy, but it is necessary. We have to reenergize our economy so it works for all Americans; invest in our schools so that all our children have the tools they need to compete and succeed in life; rebuild and enhance our infrastructure; and we must reduce carbon pollution and reverse climate change. In her response to the State of the Union, Stacey Abrams spoke eloquently about these challenges and the need for bipartisan solutions and swift action. As a leader in the Georgia state legislature, her actions matched her words, reaching across the aisle to forge compromise and consensus. It is my hope that Congress heeds her words: ‘We may come from different sides of the political aisle; but, our joint commitment to the ideals of this nation cannot be negotiable,’ especially as we near the time at which the government may shut down yet again.”