Perlmutter Reacts to President Obama's State of the Union Address

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Washington, DC, January 20, 2015 | comments

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following reaction to President Obama's sixth State of the Union address:

"Though I couldn't be there in person I watched President Obama tonight unveil a pro-growth agenda aimed at helping hardworking middle class families in Colorado.  Policies which will help working families the most are enhancing American manufacturing, making home buying and college more affordable, and providing workers paid sick and family leave. 

The President outlined a positive message to the American people and the world, knowing we have more to do but building off the many accomplishments of this past year including a strengthened economy, deficit reduction and the Orion space launch.

This Congress will be presented with many opportunities including improving our immigration system, investing in infrastructure, making education accessible and affordable, and promoting American ingenuity.  I hope the Republican leadership in the House and Senate will choose to work with the President to move our country forward rather than block progress and take us backward.  

I look forward to working with my colleagues on these proposals to help my constituents across the 7th Congressional District and across our nation."

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