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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress:

“President Trump and the Republican Party have a vision for America. It does not distinguish between race, religion, or economic status. It is shared equally as part of the social compact for every American. All Americans should have the opportunity of a job, good schools, safe communities, and basic respect for no other reason than because they are American. We owe this to every citizen—and we will deliver.

“At this moment in history, we have a bold agenda. We are a wealthy nation with a broken health care system and unequal opportunities for success—we need greater access to care and good-paying American jobs. We are a strong country facing rising terrorism and growing uncertainty abroad—we must rebuild a military that is feared by all. We are an innovative and courageous people leaving too many of our fellow citizens behind—we must afford them the dignity of lifting themselves up. United as Americans, we can do all of this and more, and this is what we will work for every single day.”