Senators respond to President Trump’s address


WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 28: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald J. Trump (C) delivers his first address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) listen on February 28, 2017 in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, […]

U.S. Senator Gary Peters released the following statement on President Trump’s address to the joint session of Congress:

“When President Trump took office, I expected him to follow up on his campaign promises to create jobs and boost our manufacturing sector with concrete action. Instead, his first weeks in office have been focused on divisive executive orders and statements that cause America’s allies to question our leadership and commitment to global security.

“Since taking office, President Trump has not presented any specific plans to bolster small businesses, support working families or level the playing field for workers, and his speech tonight continued to come up short on details for improving the lives of Michiganders.

“At a time when our nation faces deep divisions and political polarization, it is critical that we come together as Americans and address the serious challenges facing our nation. I have always strived to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and remain open to working with Republicans and Democrats in Congress and the Administration to do what’s right for Michigan and our country.”

Senator Peters’ guest at the joint address to Congress was Dr. Paul Rogers, Director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC). Based at the U.S. Army Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan, TARDEC is the U.S. Army’s primary automotive research, development and engineering center focused on the development of advanced technologies for military ground vehicles.

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow also released a statement in response to President Donald Trump’s address to the Joint Session of Congress:

“We in Michigan believe actions speak louder than words. As Michigan’s U.S. Senator, I will continue to hold the President accountable for real efforts to bring jobs home, strengthen our healthcare system rather than repeal it, and give every person a fair shot to work hard and be successful for themselves and their family.” 

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