WASHINGTON, District of Columbia-  U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement after President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress:

“President Trump is taking action to fulfill the commitments he made to the American people,” Blunt said. “In his remarks, the president laid out an agenda focused on expanding economic opportunity, improving education, and protecting communities. He has already taken steps to rein in excessive regulations, which pile billions of costs on our economy and make it harder for businesses to grow. I was encouraged to hear those efforts will continue, along with several other steps that will create a better environment for job creation. It is also clear that this administration understands the struggle American families are facing under Obamacare, and is committed to moving forward on solutions that will expand access to quality, affordable care. Given the number of threats the United States and our allies face across the globe, I also appreciated hearing President Trump reaffirm the need to strengthen our military and develop a comprehensive plan to keep Americans safe. I look forward to working with the administration to move forward on an agenda that reflects the priorities of Missourians and families across our nation.”