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Majority Leader McConnell Comments on President’s State of the Union Address

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address:

“It was a great speech. One time a year the President gets to address the nation in the State of the Union, actually the only speech mentioned in the Constitution. He laid out the robust economy we have. The tax cut that we passed clearly had a positive impact – the lowest unemployment in 50 years – America has much to be happy about. But we’ve got some problems and the Southern Border is one of them. The President has pushed for adequate border security and I’m hoping that the Congress will finally give it to him after some back and forth between the Democratic opponents who seem to be a little less interested in border security.”

Senator McConnell’s guest for tonight’s State of the Union was Lisa Minton, Executive Director of Chrysalis House in Lexington, Kentucky. Minton leads Kentucky’s oldest and largest licensed substance abuse treatment program for women and is at the forefront of the ongoing fight against opioid addiction. She joined Senator McConnell in talking about the importance of addressing the opioid epidemic in our state:

“Working together, both parties collaborated on more than a dozen targeted measures to improve access to quality care for our nation’s veterans, and passed landmark legislation to help local communities heal the wounds created by opioid addiction. I am delighted to have one of those local champions as my guest for tonight. Lisa Minton is leading on the front lines of Kentucky’s battle against opioid abuse. She runs the Chrysalis House, a treatment facility for pregnant and new mothers fighting addiction in Lexington. In 2017, I worked with Lisa to secure a $2.6 million grant to expand their services for low-income women and their children. I’m glad she will be in the House chamber this evening and I’m proud to highlight her amazing work.”

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