Today Congressman David Wu issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address:
"On the long journey back from the economic abyss, all roads to prosperity lead through the creation of high-wage, private-sector jobs. The president has finally put jobs at the forefront of his domestic agenda, and we are beginning to see a rebirth of confidence that our best days are ahead.
"American ingenuity has allowed us to outpace our competitors throughout our history. If we have the courage to invest in innovation and education now, we can ensure our prosperity for generations to come."