Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address to a Joint Session of Congress:
“Tonight, President Obama spoke directly to the American people about solutions to our most pressing challenges: how to create growth with jobs, strengthen the middle class, and responsibly reduce the deficit. His agenda is a reflection of the fundamental American values of opportunity, equality, and fairness for all. His proposals reflect a core vision shared by House Democrats: that a strong, thriving middle class is essential to a strong, prosperous America.
“The President’s objectives match the priorities of House Democrats. It is time to create jobs through manufacturing, investments in education and training, and support for clean energy jobs and a modern infrastructure. It is time to heed the President’s call for real progress to reverse the rising tide of climate change, enact comprehensive immigration reform, and prevent gun violence.
“Democrats agree with the President that vigorous debate is a sign of the strength of our democracy, but endless debate is not the path to progress. Let’s work together and act now to create jobs, spur economic growth, bolster the middle class, and bring down the deficit in a balanced way.”