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

Senator: Hard Work Isn’t Paying Off Like It Should

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released the following statement tonight in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address to Congress. 

“President Trump talked a lot about how well the economy is doing. But I don’t measure the economy by the stock market. I measure it by people’s paychecks, the cost of healthcare, housing and education. And the reality is that for far too many people in this country, hard work isn’t paying off like it should. President Trump doesn’t understand that, and he’s used the White House to enrich people like himself.

“Hard work should pay off for everyone, no matter who you are or what kind of work you do.  We should be working together to raise wages and benefits, give people more power in their workplaces, fix our broken tax system and address the high cost of housing, healthcare and education.”