Meng Issues Statement on President Trump's First 100 Days in Office
Apr 28, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) today issued the following statement on President Trump’s first 100 days in office. The President’s 100th day will be on Saturday.
“The first 100 days of a new presidency is usually filled with a flurry of legislative activity and accomplishments. Even though nothing about Donald Trump’s presidency has been typical, I have still been vastly disappointed by his performance. He has yet to accomplish anything significant, and many of his actions have been appalling.
Instead of working with Congress to improve our health care system, create jobs, and fix our crumbling infrastructure, President Trump chose to issue executive orders and push legislation that harm American families. We have seen two racist Muslim bans rightly fail in the courts, a disastrous bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act that would have raised costs and left millions uninsured, and a budget plan that puts America last by squeezing the middle class and slashing investment in our nation’s future. Furthermore, President Trump has not even done the most basic part of his job by appointing individuals to the empty positions in his administration—there are still thousands of positions left to fill.
I strive to listen to and be a voice for my constituents every day. I have worked with House Republicans, and will continue to do so when possible, to advance our shared goals, such as infrastructure investment, affordable childcare, and adequate services for our veterans. If President Trump truly values these priorities, where has he been the past 100 days?
After President Trump’s disastrous legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act imploded, he said, ‘nobody knew health care could be so complicated.’ Anyone who works in a medical field or who has struggled to find quality and affordable health care could tell you otherwise. But it is not just health care that is complicated, it is governing. To govern successfully, you have to bring legitimate ideas to the table and work across the aisle. You have to listen.”