first_imgMurkowski also touched on Trump’s plans for healthcare, saying she agrees “we must repeal and replace the ACA, but I have said I will not support a repeal that leaves people hanging. I appreciate President Trump acknowledging that we must have a stable transition for Americans currently enrolled in the healthcare exchanges and greatly appreciate his recognition of the importance of flexibility for states like Alaska, including the expansion of Medicaid.” Junior U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan said “Trump gave a strong, unifying speech, focused on how to reignite the great engine of our country’s economy by investing in our infrastructure, cutting regulations and unleashing the power of the American worker. I also appreciate that the President spoke about strengthening our alliances overseas and increasing investments for our military at home…” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s Congressional responded to President Donald Trump’s first address to the Joint Congress, agreeing with Tuesday’s call for greater unity in Congress and the country. Alaska’s senior U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski expressed some concern with Trump’s plans for education, writing, “I heard an awful lot tonight about school choice and little else, which concerns me. We cannot allow a focus on school choice to erode our public schools. In rural America, especially rural Alaska, there is simply no opportunity for school choice, and in our urban communities many parents are satisfied with their public schools.” And Congressman Don Young said he made an exception to his usual practise of avoiding Joint Congress addresses and that while the speech was a little long, he was pleased to see the President is doing a better job “than a lot of people expected him to do, regardless of what you read in the media…”last_img