Sen. Sasse announces guest for President Trump's address

Posted at 9:17 AM, Feb 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-28 10:20:13-05

U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse announced Tuesday that Jon Holzfaster, of Paxton, will be his guest at President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress in Washington.

Sasse's office said that Holzfaster operates a third generation family farm, and has served on the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Dry Bean Commission.

“I’m grateful that Jon is joining me for the President’s speech so that we can highlight some of the most important issues facing Nebraska’s families,” Sen. Sasse said in a statement. “

We need to ensure that Nebraska’s ag economy has opportunities to succeed and that means gaining access to foreign markets through trade.”

“I’m honored to have been invited by Senator Sasse to attend the President’s speech to Congress,” said Holzfaster.

“Trade is important to our state’s farmers and ranchers and we need to share that Nebraska success story with Washington.”

President Donald Trump is set to deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress at 8:00 p.m.