Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) spoke this morning about President Trump’s State of the Union Address.

“I thought the overall tone of the State of the Union was conciliatory,” Fortenberry said. “I thought the President was inviting Congress to some consensus—and on many issues, we should have consensus, such as lowered drug prices, infrastructure, and trade deals.

“There was one large exception. Clearly the President wanted to make a strong case for border security in order to set the new preconditions for better outcomes in the next road of budget negotiations.

“My favorite line in the speech was when the President called on the bonds of ‘love and loyalty.' What leader around the world can say that? It captures the heart of America.”

Congressman Fortenberry’s State of the Union special guest was Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad.

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry is a Member of the House Appropriations Committee and is the Ranking Member of its Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies