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Graves Applauds President’s State of the Union Address, Calls on Democrats to Negotiate in Good Faith


WASHINGTON, February 5, 2019 - Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) released the following statement after President Trump delivered his second State of the Union address:

“Tonight President Trump addressed one of the most pressing issues facing our country: the humanitarian and security crisis at our Southern border. The president again made a strong case for ending this crisis based on facts, evidence and expert advice. 

“As a member of the bipartisan Conference Committee on border security, I’m urging Democrats to begin negotiating in good faith. With Speaker Pelosi refusing to comprise, the negotiations can’t succeed.

“But if Democrats are simply willing to put partisanship aside and begin negotiating based on facts and evidence and listen to the experts, I believe there is still time to find a solution before the February 15 deadline. I urge them to help us use this opportunity to secure our nation.

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