|Reactions to President Obama's Sate of the Union Address|
|News Releases - Politics & Elections|
|Written by Various|
|Friday, 15 February 2013 11:38|
Loebsack Statement on the State of the Union Address
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after President Obama delivered the State of the Union Address. In the spirit of civility and bipartisan cooperation, for the second year in a row, Loebsack sat with Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI-03) for tonight’s address. Loebsack and Amash recently joined together to introduce a bipartisan balanced budget amendment. As a member of the No Labels “problem solvers” group, Loebsack wore an orange lapel pin that read “Stop Fighting, Start Fixing”. The bipartisan organization works to bring Democrats and Republicans together to achieve across the aisle cooperation.
“In what remains a deeply divided nation, where there are few things on which many people agree, growing our economy and creating jobs remains a goal that we can all work towards. I was glad to hear the President focus so much of his attention on these important issues. I strongly believe that we must confront the fiscal problems that are facing our nation, but as the President said, we must do this from the middle out, not the top down. I was happy to hear the President talk about the importance of investing in education for kids of all ages. It is one of the best ways to ensure the middle class will prosper.
“When we have a strong middle class, we have a strong nation. We must get the budget in order, but it must be done in a balanced way. It cannot be done on the backs of seniors, the middle-class, and hard working families.
“I was also pleased to hear the President focus on investing in clean energy, including wind energy. I have long been a supporter of the Production Tax Credit, which supports the growth of wind energy jobs in Iowa and across the nation, while lessening our dependence on fossil fuels. 7,000 Iowans are employed in the wind energy industry in Iowa alone and it is important we continue to support and grow this home grown industry.”
Statement from Governor Quinn on President Obama’s State of the Union Address
CHICAGO – February 12, 2013. Governor Pat Quinn issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama's State of the Union address:
"President Obama laid out an inspiring agenda that will make America a magnet for jobs and drive economic growth for the next generation.
"As the President made clear tonight, cuts alone will not bring us to prosperity. We must reduce our deficit by taking a balanced approach that includes both reforms and closing loopholes. And making crucial investments in areas like education, infrastructure and manufacturing will pay dividends in the future, creating more jobs and growing the middle class.
"Illinois stands ready to do our part. As the President called for manufacturing hubs across the nation, we are already on our way to making the Illinois Manufacturing Lab a reality.
“Last week in my State of the State address, I announced a partnership with the University of Illinois and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications to create an advanced manufacturing hub where companies come to learn and access the world's most sophisticated tools and software.
"We can all agree that hard work should lead to a decent living. A strong middle class will lift up our entire country. I urge the members of the United States Congress to put politics aside and join the President in doing the hard work that's necessary to strengthen our economy."
Gamaliel's Response to the State of the Union Address Given Tonight by President Obama
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