4th District Congressman Jim Himes says there are several ideas he is hoping to hear about in the President's State of The Union Address tonight. Among the topics is how to fight the opioid crisis and ensuring adequate disaster-relief funding for ravaged communities. Himes also called for the President to display leadership on charting a solution for DREAMers facing deportation.
Himes says there should be a national conversation about investment in infrastructure, education, science, technology and job training that will build a cleaner and more prosperous future for the country.
Former president of the Connecticut State Council of Machinists John Harrity will be the guest of 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty at tonight's State of the Union address. Harrity and Esty have worked together on economic development and job creation issues while she's been in office. She says one of their accomplishments was fighting layoffs of nearly 1,000 workers at Pratt & Whitney’s Cheshire facility.
Esty expects to hear details tonight from the President about his infrastructure plan, economic development and job creation.