SPECTER REACTS TO STATE OF UNION
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) gave the following statement after the President's State of the Union Address:
"I was pleased to hear the President pledge $400 billion more for Medicare and prescription drugs. His ideas on hydrogen powered cars could help protect the environment and free us from dependence on OPEC oil. The President's request for $15 billion to fight world-wide AIDS is a commitment to compassion. The President's specification of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction demonstrates a threat the UN must control or the US must control. Hopefully the UN will respond to the new evidence Secretary Powell will present next week."