Representative Poliquin's response to the President's State of the Union address

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Bruce Poliquin released the following statement after President Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union Address:

“While I travel across Maine’s 2nd District and meet with our families and community leaders—from Fryeburg to Madawaska—I hear from them about the challenges they face because of unfair trade, a horrible heroin epidemic, fewer jobs, and less economic opportunity. Mainers want a government that works for them, not against them; we just want a fair shot.

“Tonight, the President reminded lawmakers of both parties that Americans want a government that works. Lawmakers serve not as Republicans or Democrats, but as representatives of the American People. We need to work together—Democrats and Republicans—to solve the most serious challenges our Nation faces.

“I am as determined as ever to work across the aisle to protect Seniors’ earned Social Security benefits, grow Maine jobs, fight illegal trade, stand up for our Veterans, combat the opioid epidemic, and work every day for our Maine families.”

Congressman Poliquin was joined by U.S. Navy Veteran Joy Lewis Asuncion of Belfast, Maine as his guest for the State of the Union.

Joy was born and raised in Belfast, Maine and served in the U.S. Navy from 1974-1994, retiring as Senior Chief. Since retiring from service, Joy has been closely involved in Maine in helping Veterans in numerous ways. She is on the Honor Flight Maine Board of Directors, is a Maine Troop Greeter, and is the Maine State Ambassador for The Women In Military Service For America Memorial.