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NationSwell Council Members React to President Trump’s Congressional Address

March 1, 2017
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NationSwell Council Members React to President Trump’s Congressional Address
U.S. President Donald Trump's first address to Congress focused on national security, tax and regulatory reform, the economy and healthcare. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
The 45th president shared numerous lofty goals in his speech. What should happen next in order to achieve them?

In his debut before both houses of Congress, President Donald J. Trump used traditional rhetoric to reveal his administration’s legislative goals for the coming year. Promising drastic increases in defense spending and replacement of crumbling infrastructure, Trump also spoke about his bold plans for American manufacturing, public education, the coal industry and tax reform.

Here, NationSwell Council members detail how to move forward on these areas of focus.

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