Stefanik Applauds President's State Of The UnionPosted: Updated:
Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik called President Donald Trump's State of the Union message Tuesday night "exceptionally strong."
With the fight over a wall at the U.S. southern border continuing and another potential government shutdown on the horizon, Stefanik says she thinks the president struck the right tone by asking Congress to work together for the good of all Americans.
"I have been a very bipartisan member, I look forward to working with President Trump to reach out to my colleagues on the Democratic side to get things done on behalf of the American public," Stefanik said. "I think it's an opportunity for Speaker Pelosi to step to the table and start negotiating in good faith and I think the president gave a very welcome invitation to do that."
Stefanik, who's district spans northern New York, says she's happy the president is focused on important priorities, such as growing jobs and curing diseases such as AIDS and childhood cancer.
She added she is glad to see Trump acknowledge the historic number of women serving in Congress. Stefanik is working to get more Republican women to run for office.
Following is a written state Stefanik sent to media:
“Tonight, President Trump communicated the strong state of our economy and military in his inspirational State of the Union address.
“Protecting our national security, strengthening our infrastructure, lowering the cost of healthcare, fighting against pediatric cancer, eliminating HIV/AIDS, securing our border, and fighting for the interests of hardworking American families are priorities that both sides of the aisle can and should come together to achieve.
"President Trump called on Congress to join together in a bipartisan fashion to work on behalf of the American public, and I am looking forward to negotiating in good faith with my colleagues to secure our border and fix our broken immigration system.”