Former Kentucky governor to give response to Trump's address to Congress

Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear will provide the Democratic response to President Trump's very first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Astrid Silva, an immigration activist from Nevada and one of the so-known as "dreamers," will provide...

Former Kentucky governor to give response to Trump's address to Congress

Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear will provide the Democratic response to President Trump's very first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday,

Astrid Silva, an immigration activist from Nevada and one of the so-known as "dreamers," will provide the Democrats' Spanish-language response to Trump's speech.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced the speakers for the Democratic response now, indicating that Beshear was selected to counter GOP plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and Silva to address the president's actions on immigration.

As a Democratic governor of a red state, Beshear embraced Obamacare and expanded Medicaid for his constituents.

“Governor Beshear’s work in Kentucky is proof constructive that the Affordable Care Act performs minimizing charges and expanding access for hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians,” Schumer mentioned in a statement.

Silva came to the U.S. when she was five. Her story as an unauthorized immigrant who was brought to the nation as a youngster was talked about by President Obama when he announced executive action on immigration reform in 2014. A split decision from the Supreme Court in 2016, even so, blocked Obama's reform plan.

Silva also spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Silva marks the initially time a Spanish response has been offered in response to a president’s first address to a joint session of Congress. The initial Spanish language response was New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's Democratic response to President Bush’s 2004 State of the Union.

This is also the initial time that an individual who hasn’t held public workplace prior to will provide the official Spanish response for either celebration.

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