Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pallone Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) released the following statement after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address:

"Tonight, President Obama put forward his plan to ensure that Americans in the middle class, and those fighting every day to join it, are not left behind by an economy that is finally gaining steam. With policy proposals designed to fight stagnant wages and make the costs of higher education more affordable, the President has committed his final two years in office to leveling the playing field for hardworking Americans who are trying to get ahead.

“Most of the President’s plan will require Democrats and Republicans in Congress to work together, as the failure to do so will result in greater economic inequality and a less vibrant middle class. For far too long Republicans have chosen not to act on issues that would provide Americans with greater economic mobility and security, and President Obama sent a clear message tonight that the American people will no longer tolerate continued inaction. Instead, we must come together to find real solutions to the challenges that ordinary Americans are facing in order to set our country on a path toward greater economic prosperity for everyone.

“I look forward to working with all of my colleagues here in Congress to achieve the goals the President laid out this evening.”

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