Tonight in his State of the Union address, President Trump made a compelling case for his reelection, outlining the many successes of his first term and setting his priorities for the months ahead. One of the speech’s key themes was supporting working families, and on this issue, Trump highlighted a number of his administration’s important accomplishments as well as future plans to further assist families, including:

  • Extending paid family leave benefits to parents nationwide
  • Increasing school choice for parents and their children by expanding opportunity scholarships
  • Reducing healthcare costs for families by increasing price transparency and through other reforms

In response, Terry Schilling, executive director of American Principles Project, released the following statement praising President Trump’s remarks:

President Trump’s first three years in office have been nothing short of a boon for American families. As the President noted in his address, under his watch the economy has soared to new heights, giving many working parents their first wage gains after years of stagnation. Moreover, Trump’s signature tax cuts have provided countless families with increased financial flexibility, and thanks to the FIRST STEP Act, our criminal justice system has been reformed to prioritize the reunification of families.

Most importantly, President Trump also recommitted tonight to doing even more to help families, pledging to support a paid family leave plan for all Americans, expanded school choice for parents and students, and reforms to reduce healthcare costs. As his Democrat opponents continue to move to the extreme left in order to appease radical progressives, Trump has chosen to stand with American families and to champion their cause in Washington. We strongly commend the President for all he has done in support of families, and we look forward to working with his administration in continuing to advance a pro-family agenda in 2020 and beyond.

To schedule an interview with Terry Schilling, contact Paul Dupont at (o) 202-503-2010 or pdupont@americanprinciplesproject.org

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