Alexander Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

Posted on February 5, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2019 — United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on President Trump’s State of the Union address to a Joint Session of Congress:

“President Trump’s speech was optimistic, and I especially liked his focus on reducing health care costs. As much as half of everything we spend on health care in the United States is unnecessary. It's a tax on our families, on our businesses and on our governments, and we can go to work in a bipartisan way to reduce prescription drug costs, to end surprise medical billings, and to have more transparency about the prices of all the treatments and the medical services that we buy. I look forward to working with him in the Senate health committee I chair to accomplish these goals.”