Rep. Kaptur Statement on State of the Union

February 5, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), the longest serving woman in Congress and senior member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement in response to the State of the Union address:


“Time and again, President Trump has told working families in my part of the country that he’ll stand up for them and put their interests first, yet whether it’s on trade, infrastructure, tackling the opioid crisis, prescription drug costs, or effective border security, President Trump has not only failed to deliver on their behalf, he has pushed policies that have actively hurt them,” said Rep. Kaptur. “Tonight we heard more of the same. Ohioans deserve better.”


“Furthermore, President Trump’s infatuation with an expensive and ineffective border wall is a disservice to hardworking Americans across the country. As a nation, our focus should be on improving the lives of low-income and middle class Americans, bringing good jobs back to our communities, and implementing trade practices that effectively raise wages, improve working standards, and create opportunity. The border wall is an unfortunate distraction from that mission.”