Date: February 5, 2019
WASHINGTON – The following statement is from Acting U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt in response to President Trump's State of the Union.
"As President Trump’s unifying words tonight made clear, there is no limit to what America can accomplish when we come together. Perhaps no issue inspires bipartisanship like repairing our nation’s infrastructure does. At Interior, addressing the backlog of deferred maintenance on our public lands is a top priority. Our nation deserves the kind of investment in our infrastructure that makes us all proud. Equally important, we’re working hard to achieve President Trump’s vision of a more secure and prosperous America by achieving his energy dominance agenda. An energy-dominant America is a sovereign, safe, and free America. Responsible domestic energy production keeps energy prices low for American families and businesses, reduces our dependence on foreign oil, creates jobs, and generates billions of dollars in revenue to the Federal Treasury."