Bustos Statement on State of the Union Address

Washington – After President Trump’s State of the Union Address this evening, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement:

“Tonight, President Trump spoke about a Great American comeback. But too many who wrestle with soaring drug prices, crumbling infrastructure and an uncertain economic future still feel like they are falling further behind.

“The state of our health care is anything but strong. This Administration put Americans’ health security on the chopping block by threatening those with pre-existing conditions and failing for the past three years to fulfill promises to lower prescription drug prices. Americans need more than just assurances. They demand action.

“The State of the Union should be a unique opportunity to unite Americans. Tonight’s address missed the mark.

“I continue to stand ready to work with the President on bipartisan priorities like lowering the cost of prescription drugs, rebuilding our infrastructure, investing in broadband and expanding career and technical education. Real progress will require a genuine effort at partnership.”