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, the President delivered a strong vision to the American people of an economy that's built to last, that ensures a thriving middle class, that promotes fairness for working families, and that reignites the American dream.
“The pillars of President Obama's agenda are consistent with the American values of fairness, opportunity, and responsibility, and reflect the commitment of House Democrats to our ‘Make It In America' initiative, to rebuilding America, to strengthening our communities, to securing our energy future, and to providing students and workers the skills to succeed.
“The President and Democrats agree: America's prosperity only goes as far as the success of our workers, the education of our children, the growth of our small businesses, and the economic security of our middle class. We also share the firm belief in freeing politics from special interests; indeed, only with fairness in our political system can we have fairness for the middle class. Together, we can fulfill the promise of an America built to last.”