WalorskiU.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) Tuesday released the following statement on President Trump’s first State of the Union address:

“President Trump tonight displayed the kind of bold optimism that defines the American spirit. Congress and the president set out last year to build a stronger country and make sure the American Dream remains a reality. Now hardworking families are seeing the benefits of the historic tax cuts we passed into law, while job creators are seizing the opportunity to hire more workers, raise wages, and invest in our local communities.

“In the face of global threats, President Trump has been steadfast as commander-in-chief, standing strong against our nation’s enemies and working with Congress to restore our military to full strength. And his decision to keep Gitmo open for the most dangerous terrorist detainees will make America safer.

“The president spoke with a message of unity and a vision for a brighter future, and I’m excited to keep working together for the American people.”

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committe