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Trump’s speech to Congress wins praise from associations

President promised to reduce regulation and invest in infrastructure—two policies with broad support among business group

March 3, 2017
By Walt Williams

President Donald Trump delivered few new policy proposals during his first address to a joint session of Congress Feb. 28, but even if he largely stuck to his greatest hits, many business groups applauded what he had to say.

“Tonight, Donald Trump hit the reset button and offered a message of unity and economic opportunity,” National Association of Manufacturers CEO Jay Timmons said in a statement. “Manufacturers are grateful for his message to rekindle the American spirit. This is what the American people needed to hear. This was a speech Americans expect of a president.”