Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) released the following statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union address:
"I applaud President Obama for staying focused on the importance of continuing to build an economy that gives every American the opportunity to fulfill the American dream. Since 2009, we've added 3.2 million jobs and had twenty-two consecutive months of private sector job growth. We are moving in the right direction, but there's much more work that needs to be done.
"It is critically important for Southern California that we restore the health of our housing sector. In order for our economy to fully recover, we have to pursue solutions that help homeowners with underwater mortgages.
"We should also fully support the American manufacturing sector, which is creating jobs for the first time in almost two decades. We should build on this progress by embracing policies like the "Make it in America' agenda, which encourages innovation and helps our country stay competitive in the global market.
"Congress must make creating jobs its top priority. I encourage House Republicans to join with Democrats and work together on legislation that puts Americans back to work."