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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress this evening:

“I appreciated hearing the president acknowledge the recent attack in Olathe and condemn the hatred that fueled this senseless act. This tragedy – motivated by prejudice and xenophobia – that took a Kansan’s life will not be tolerated.

“With a new congress and administration, we have a real opportunity to make changes in our federal government that will improve the everyday lives of Kansans and Americans. It was good to hear the president’s commitment to establishing an environment for businesses to thrive and hire more Americans. I want Americans to have better jobs and more take home pay.

“As I have expressed to the administration, there are a number of priorities that are too important to Kansans to compromise on. For example, we will not rest until Kansas veterans indicate that they are experiencing the kind of lasting change that’s needed at the VA and that they are receiving the benefits and respect they deserve. I will continue pushing for increased access to export markets for our state’s farmers, ranchers and manufacturers. I will continue working to better secure our country from threats at home and abroad. And I will continue working to address our national debt so our children and grandchildren don’t inherit an impossible financial burden. The president must join with congress to accomplish the important work Americans expect us to do.”