By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Today, Tuesday, February 28, 2017, President Donald J Trump will address a joint session of Congress for the first time.
On Monday, February 27, 2017, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) said in an email to constituents, “As you may know, President Trump will address a Joint Sessions of Congress for the first time tomorrow night at 8:00 Central Time. I’m looking forward to hearing the President’s address, and I think it comes at a good time because the nation needs to see the Commander-in-Chief address Congress and understand that their government is working. I’m looking forward to hearing the President talk about defeating the global terrorist threat, securing our borders, and improving the economy. This is an exciting occasion. For six years we have sat and listened to lofty lectures from President Obama, and I have a feeling tomorrow night will be much different. I encourage everyone to watch.”
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Ohio) said on social media, “24 hours from now, President Donald J. Trump will deliver his first address to a Joint Session of Congress.”
Speaker Ryan said, “Just had a fantastic meeting with the president. He talked about how he is going to lay out a bold, optimistic message for the American people, and we are excited to have him back at the Capitol for his address tomorrow night.”
On Monday, February 27, 2017, President Donald J. Trump released his intention to increase defense spending by ten percent. Pres. Trump addressed the Governor’s Association: “One of the most important responsibilities for the federal government is the budget of the United States. My first budget will be submitted to the Congress next month. This budget will be a public safety and national security budget, very much based on those two with plenty of other things, but very strong. And it will include a historic increase in defense spending to rebuild the depleted military of the United States of America at a time we most need it.”
Pres. Trump continued, “And you’ll be hearing about that tomorrow night in great detail. This is a landmark event, a message to the world, in these dangerous times, of American strength, security and resolve. We must ensure that our courageous servicemen and women have the tools they need to deter war, and when called upon to fight in our name only do one thing: Win. We have to win. We have to start winning wars again.”
Congresswoman Roby represents Alabama’s Second Congressional District.