Congressman Fred Keller lauds President Trump’s State of the Union Address

February 4, 2020
Press Release
Notes importance of America’s energy independence

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) Tuesday issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address:


“I thank President Donald Trump for delivering a forward-looking message of unity that strikes an optimistic tone for the future of our country.


“Thanks to President Trump’s leadership, we are in the middle of the great American comeback. In Pennsylvania, wages are up, unemployment is down, and new jobs have created a blue-collar boom for the middle class.


“I am especially appreciative of President Trump mentioning the importance of America’s new-found energy independence. On any given day, up to 10 percent of the nation’s natural gas supply is produced in Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District. We are a leader in making the United States a net fossil fuels exporter. Not only does a robust American energy industry mean more good-paying jobs, community investment, and long-term economic growth, but it means a more secure America. No longer are we reliant on countries that hate us to provide us with energy resources. We are responding decisively to Iranian aggression and dealing with China and Russia from a position of strength now that we are not dependent upon foreign adversaries to keep our lights on and heat our homes.


“I will continue working with President Trump and fellow members of Congress to keep the great American comeback rolling. The American people have a leader in the White House who is committed to putting their interests, not foreign or special interests, first. I look forward to working together to lower prescription drug costs in a truly bipartisan way, secure our borders, strengthen our nation’s infrastructure, and promote American energy dominance at home and around the world.”