"I want to echo President Obama's thanks to the men and women in uniform who serve our country. Their courage and commitment to our nation is unparalleled. Though we must focus on getting our economy back on track, we must never forget that thousands of troops are still serving in harm's way in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world. As our troops come home, it's important that we remember to support them and ensure they have economic opportunities in whatever they choose to do.
"Unemployment is still high and small businesses are still closing their doors, but all we are hearing from many politicians in Washington D.C. is a desire to return to the same policies that drove our economy off a cliff. In order to climb out of this recession, we need to enact policies that will promote long-term economic growth."