Burgum issues statement on 2018 State of the Union Address

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 9:30pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today expressed his support for the vision of a safe, strong and proud America as outlined in President Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union Address this evening.

“President Trump’s address this evening further underscores our mutual commitment to lifting up all Americans by working to expand economic opportunity,” Burgum said. “Through bold tax reform and a continued effort to roll back government overreach, his administration is empowering North Dakotans. It is clear that innovation, not regulation, is key to unlocking our nation’s potential, and the President’s commitment to rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure and securing our borders is encouraging.”

“First Lady Kathryn and I also express our sincere gratitude for the administration’s work to draw attention to the opioid crisis, an epidemic tearing at our nation’s social fabric and impacting families across North Dakota,” Burgum said. “Lt. Gov. Sanford and I look forward to continued collaboration with President Trump and his administration as we work to empower people, improve lives and inspire success for all North Dakotans.”