An Army reservist from Rochester will join Congresswoman Louise Slaughter for President Trump’s first State of the Union.
Slaughter’s office says the reservist, Dustin Newman, was recently laid off by Frontier as the company downsizes. She cites this as a failure of the GOP tax reform plan.
“I’m pleased to host Dustin as my guest for the president’s State of the Union address. Despite the promises made by the president and Congressional Republicans that the tax cut bill would help companies create jobs, Dustin’s story is just one example of the reality that we’re seeing across the country. Companies are continuing to lay off workers with some even using tax cuts on stock buybacks that help their wealthy executives rather than creating jobs. It’s proof that this tax cut bill was designed to help the wealthy and not our workers. When President Trump looks into the gallery during the speech, I want him to see Dustin – a proud Army Reservist – and the impacts of his broken promises,” said Slaughter wrote in a statement.
You can watch President Trump’s first State of the Union address on News 8. White House officials say the theme will be “Building a Safe, Strong and Proud America.” It is slated to begin at 9 p.m.