February 5, 2019

WATCH: Cassidy on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following video statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address to the nation.

A transcript of Dr. Cassidy’s remarks is below.

CASSIDY: The president’s theme was choosing greatness. I think we’ve chosen greatness with the economic policies that we have, the record low unemployment for veterans, for people of color, for high school dropouts, for women. An economy that’s been growing as it hasn’t for the previous eight years before this president.

And I really like how the president is concerned about surprise medical billing and lowering the cost of medications. Kitchen table issue—I as a physician care deeply about it because I know that can mean the difference between health or not.

Then the president refers to infrastructure. That should be an area of common ground between Republicans and Democrats. We certainly need that program.

And I’m hoping that the success of the economy, the emphasis upon medications and the infrastructure, will allow some movement on securing our southern border.

Right now Ms. Pelosi doesn’t want to do anything, clearly most Americans think we should do something, and the president has shown a willingness to compromise.

I’m hoping we can build upon these successes to choose greatness when it comes to securing our southern border.