Jeff Van Drew Attends His First State of the Union Address as a Congressman

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Last night was President Donald Trump's second State of the Union Address and the first for the Second District Congressman from New Jersey.

On Tuesday, February 5th, the House Chamber was full as President Trump spoke about his accomplishments and outlined his plans for the upcoming year.

As the President entered the Chamber, Congressman Jeff Van Drew, a Democrat from South Jersey, stopped him for a handshake and to exchange words.

SNJ Today caught up with Van Drew via Skype to hear what he had to say.

"Just a little bit about, I sure hope, that the future would be good and that we can all work together," said Van Drew.

"You understand when you sit there and at least if some of it goes right, regardless again of how you feel about any particular president, this is a particular honor," said Van Drew. "People throughout history have walked those halls, have made those speeches ... ."

Van Drew brought South Jersey Federal Aviation Administration Engineer Marion Kennedy, Jr., as his invited guest to the speech.

He said his choice of Kennedy, who was furloughed during the recent government shutdown, was an example of the lives impacted by the choices made by lawmakers.

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