In President Obama's State of the Union address, he outlined his blueprint for an American economy that is built to last. His vision of a renewed America was built on pillars of American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers and renewed American values. Following the speech, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-32) released the following statement:
"It's been too long since hard work paid off for the American people. President Obama's blueprint for an economy that's built to last is a plan to make sure that every hardworking American gets their due," said Congresswoman Chu. "This is a make or break moment for the middle class, and it comes down to whether we want a society that only benefits the privileged elites, or one that gives a fair shot to anyone willing to do their fair share."
Congresswoman Chu is well-aware of the challenges of getting Americans back to work. She noted the importance of American manufacturing, and of allowing small businesses to provide those manufacturing jobs.
"As the senior Californian on the Small Business Committee, I know firsthand that reinvigorating American manufacturing must include small businesses. Creating two out of every three new jobs, they are the key to new employment for millions and a vibrant economy for our country.
"President Obama laid out a plan for an America that is within our grasp if we work together to achieve it. I call on House Republicans to work with Democrats to help us make this blueprint a reality for the American people."