Rosen and Cortez Masto respond to State of the Union Address

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Nevada Senators Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto released statements following President Trump's State of the Union Address.

Senator Jacky Rosen's statement:

“I hope that the President will keep the many promises that he made during his speech tonight,” said Senator Rosen. “This Administration must continue to work with Congress to support those who have given everything to protect our great nation. Veterans like my guest tonight, Gil Hernandez, know the struggles faced by our heroes who suffer from physical and mental health conditions. We must work in a bipartisan manner to increase medical treatment and veteran services for these heroes and break down barriers to care.”

“Here’s the truth,” Rosen continued. “When it comes to health care, immigration, prescription drug prices, and climate change, this Administration continues to undermine the ACA and strip protections for pre-existing conditions at every turn, dehumanize our immigrant communities, and ignore the science behind climate change. I will never stop fighting to protect and improve our health care system, standing up for our immigrant communities, or combating the real threat of climate change in order to protect our environment.”

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto's statement:

“Instead of using the State of the Union as an opportunity to unite the country and bring people together, President Trump delivered more broken promises and lies. In the days and weeks before tonight’s address, President Trump announced plans to rip health care away from millions of Americans, expand his discriminatory Muslim ban, and threaten seniors’ hard-fought Social Security benefits. While the President touted economic growth under his Administration, too many Nevadans are still struggling to make ends meet. He has failed to keep his word to working families; he has actively pursued policies that would hurt them. President Trump has also sought to pay for his deficit-exploding tax giveaway to the rich and his ‘virtually impenetrable’ yet windblown border wall on the backs of hardworking Americans. The American people can see past President Trump’s empty words.”

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