WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address:

“President Trump’s address tonight spoke of building a safer and stronger America. His speech was full of the same spirit of optimism and confidence I have heard over the past year from people in Wyoming.

“In particular, I was pleased to hear the president discuss the need to upgrade the country’s aging infrastructure. America’s roads, bridges, dams, highways, and ports are crucial to the nation’s success. We need a robust, fiscally responsible infrastructure bill that makes it easier to start and finish projects more quickly.

“I will continue to work side by side with the president on ways to expand freedoms and opportunities for the people of Wyoming.”