Rep. Panetta says Trump speech still divisive, but agrees with one point
Washington >> Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Carmel Valley, issued his assessment of President Donald Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday and said Trump continues to deliver “the same divisive and dangerous message he used throughout his campaign.”
But the congressman said, “I do agree with one thing he mentioned last night, and that is that it is long past time for Democrats and Republicans to work together to construct policy,” said Panetta. “I will fight to ensure that those policies include our shared values we hold dear on the Central Coast.”
Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Atwater, and Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, have acknowledged the need and worked toward immigration reform.
Denham is one of the original co-sponsors of the House version of the Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy Act.