U.S. Congresswoman Hayworth, M.D. (NY-19) delivered the following statement on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today to convey her hope that the President, in the State of the Union address tonight, will express a willingness to work together to lift burdens on American enterprise and get the economy back to creating jobs:
"Last November I hosted a jobs fair in New York's Hudson Valley. A thousand local residents seeking work came to meet with about nearly 40 local employers offering work. At Christmas I was very happy to receive a card from a constituent thanking me. She found a job through our jobs fair.
"The question I have as I think about the President's State of the Union address tonight is, "How can we multiply this story by 14 million?'
"We can do it if we work together -- House and Senate and President -- to free up American enterprise to create jobs. Washington can't regulate or tax us into growth. But we can work together to lift burdens and bring the federal government to the right size to serve--and not to suffocate--a strong and healthy economy.
"I stand ready to work with our colleagues to pursue this simple common sense."