Congressman Broun Comments on "State of the Union" Address

Statement

By:  Paul Broun
Date: Jan. 28, 2008
Location: Washington, DC


Congressman Broun Comments on "State of the Union" Address

Broun: "The state of the Union is strong, but there are several steps we need to take to make it even stronger."

Congressman Paul Broun today offered his thoughts regarding the "State of the Union" address delivered by President George W. Bush. This is the first "State of the Union" delivered since Congressman Broun's election to the House of Representatives.

"While I agree with the President that the state of the Union is strong, there are several steps we need to take to make it even stronger," said Broun. "First, I support an economic stimulus plan that contains tax cuts for job-creating small businesses that are broader than those described by the President. Second, I think we need to encourage the President to follow through with tonight's pledge to contain excessive and wasteful earmarked spending. Finally, I wanted to hear the President address the critical issue of illegal immigration with more emphasis placed on securing the border and enforcing current laws. I think these three issues provide a positive agenda for the country and our Union would be stronger if the President advanced them."