A press release from Congressman Randy Hultgren:
Hultgren: President Insincere about Working Together to Find Real Solutions for Americans
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) released a statement following the President’s State of the Union address to Congress:
“I came into tonight’s speech expecting what the State of the Union has been historically: an opportunity for the President to chart a brighter course for future generations and to enlist Congress to work together to solve our nation’s challenges. That didn’t happen,” said Rep. Hultgren.
“Tonight, he showcased a wish list of items that in large part were intended to divide the country, rather than bring us together.
“For being a former legislator, issuing multiple veto threats to Congress days before they invite you into their chamber shows the President isn’t serious or sincere about respecting the legislative process.
“I didn’t see anything like an offer to roll up his sleeves and do the hard, and at times complicated, work of putting forth real solutions for our nation.
“I fear the final two years of his administration will be a repeat of the President going it alone without putting forth serious proposals for the American people to debate and come to consensus on.”
As January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Rep. Hultgren invited Laila
of Exodus Cry, an organization committed to combatting human trafficking, as his guest for tonight’s speech.
Rep. Hultgren has made combating human trafficking a priority in Washington as a member of the Congressional Human Trafficking Caucus, including hosting a presentation for Members of Congress and their staffs featuring Ms. Mickelwait on the root causes that fuel sex slavery, and what can be done to stop it.
“The battle against human trafficking is fought in countries overseas, and also right here in our own backyard.
“Laila and Exodus Cry have done a fantastic job raising awareness for the plight of trafficking victims, in many cases women and a children, and advocated tirelessly on their behalf,” said Rep. Hultgren.
“As I prepare to re-introduce my legislation to make sure countries do their jobs to fight this global epidemic, I am encouraged by allies like Laila and look forward to our continued work together to raise awareness of this growing criminal enterprise, and pass legislation to stop its spread.”