Senator Collins' statement following the President's State of the Union address

Washington, D.C. - Following President Trump’s State of the Union address this evening, U.S. Senator Susan Collins released the following statement:

“The people of Maine, and of this country, expect the President and Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to work together to tackle the challenges facing our nation. I was glad to hear the President call for our country to come together in pursuit of solutions that improve the lives of all Americans.

“I was particularly pleased to hear the President discuss the importance of growing our economy and creating American jobs. Many of the issues the President raised tonight have broad, bipartisan support. I believe we can achieve consensus on policies to make much-needed investments in our infrastructure; lower prescription drug costs; and address the opioid crisis, which has had a devastating effect on so many families and communities."