Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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DeGette: President's Grand Pronouncements Tonight Don't Present Workable Policies

Mar 1, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement just after President Donald J. Trump's first joint address to Congress:

"For the past month, President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress have been giving us platitudes and promises, but no real plans on anything from health care to immigration to education and beyond. Meanwhile, the president's actions speak louder than any number of grand pronouncements he made this evening. His draft budget is completely out of line with U.S. values and long-term interests. He talks about things that will be wildly expensive, but then offers no way to pay for them but vague assurances of tax cuts. These things sound great in a speech, but the reality has set in: As president, you have to put in place workable policies."