Today, Congressman Sires released the following statement in response to the President's speech before Congress:
"Tonight, I am encouraged by the plan President Obama presented before Congress to get Americans back to work. With the current rate of unemployment at 9.1 percent, now is the time to focus on creating jobs for the millions struggling across the nation. "The Americans Jobs Act' set forth by the President will strengthen our economy and bolster job growth through investments in infrastructure, incentives for small businesses to hire, aid to state and local governments to support teachers and prevent lay-offs, and tax breaks for the middle class. Congress must now follow the President's lead and work together to implement such a proposal to provide our economy with the boost it needs."