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Upton’s statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

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Washington, February 4, 2020 | Josh Paciorek (202-225-3761) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today issued the following statement after President Donald Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Address:

“Tonight during the State of the Union, I wore a purple tie in unity with the Problem Solvers Caucus to highlight the fact that there are not red issues or blue issues. Rather, both parties need to come together to solve the issues that are facing all Americans.

“During tonight’s speech, I was especially pleased with the President’s call for increased funding for health care research and his call for $50 million for childhood cancers. We will continue to prioritize Cures 2.0, an important idea to increase access to life-saving cures and a top priority in 2020. I’m ready to work with anyone who is focused on creating solutions and doing what is right.

“The best of tonight were the distinguished guests – like Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee and his great-grandson – who make us all proud. The worst of tonight was the partisan behavior that doesn’t reflect our better angels. We can do better.”

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