In his State of the Union speech last evening, President Trump claimed that his sacred duty as President is “to defend Americans, their safety, their families, and their right to the American Dream.” Yet the policies of the Trump Administration actively undermine the capacity for everyday Americans to thrive. The GOP agenda has sought to make access to healthcare both more difficult and more expensive through their efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act and cut $1.5 trillion dollars in future Medicaid spending. The GOP left the critical Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) unfunded for many weeks, putting the health and welfare of our most vulnerable neighbors at increased risk. This Administration has implemented tax reforms that benefit large corporations and the extremely wealthy through huge, permanent tax cuts, while offering most Americans only minor, short-termed tax relief. GOP leaders in Congress have repealed environmental regulations, consumer protections, and fueled divisive rhetoric that has made Americans less safe, not more so.
The policies of the Trump Administration are a threat to the American Dream. We need legislation and programs that support hard-working Americans as they provide for their families, fulfill their aspirations, and contribute to building strong, vibrant communities. The American Dream is an individual pursuit as well as a national aspiration. I will take a hard stance and fight vigorously against the Trump/Ryan agenda that seeks to undermine the happiness, success, and fulfillment of ALL Americans. I will fight to help make the American Dream possible for you and your family as your Representative in Congress for Indiana’s 2nd District. Together, America Works!
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