Keller looks forward to state of union

February 4, 2020
In The News

U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, is looking forward to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, a speech he says will most likely outline his plans for the nation.

“He is certainly going to talk about trade deals, and about unemployment,” he said. “He’ll talk about energy, hopefully natural gas and how it helps Pennsylvania and creates energy independence.”

The president, he noted, will use his speech also to tell people of the success of his administration.

For one, Keller said, the nation is stronger for having stood up to terrorists.

“I hope he’ll talk about national security and steps to make us safer,” he said.

Keller said it’s likely that the President will address building the nation’s infrastructure, prescription drugs, the needs of veterans, health care, job training, and unnecessary regulations “that don’t make sense and are holding us back.”

The lawmaker said Trump has done a good job of addressing the business of the nation, despite the ongoing impeachment proceedings.

“The president has been unaffected by this sham process. He has been focused on the American people,” he said. “He has been undeterred. He knows there has been a false narrative.”

It will mark just the second time in U.S. history in which an impeached president gives a State of the Union address.

A Senate vote is expected Wednesday on whether to acquit or convict Trump on two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.