The National Association of Counties (NACo) responded to President Trump’s State of the Union address with the following statement from Executive Director Matthew Chase:
“Counties remain committed to working with the Trump administration and congressional partners to achieve our shared goals. Together, we will forge pathways to improve the quality of life for our joint constituencies.
“Counties are on the front lines of serving our communities, providing key services like infrastructure, emergency 911, law enforcement, health and human services, economic and community development and more.
“We are pursuing solutions to some of our nation’s most pressing challenges, including major infrastructure upgrades – roads, bridges, airports, water and sewage, and broadband. We will work with our federal partners to preserve local decision-making, streamline federal regulations and secure direct federal investments in infrastructure that strengthens our counties and our nation.
“From advancing infrastructure projects, to restoring the balance of federalism and optimizing intergovernmental relationships, to ensuring continuity of care to local jail inmates to produce better health outcomes and reduce recidivism, to fighting the opioid epidemic, people are at the center of counties’ strategic vision.
“We urge our federal partners to embrace bipartisanship and focus on governing over politics – values shared across the political spectrum. We look forward to continuing to work with the Trump administration and Congress as we build stronger counties that result in a stronger America.”
View NACo’s 2020 federal policy priorities here.Standard