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Woodall Responds to President Obama's State of the Union Address

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Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA) issued the following statement following President Obama's State of the Union Address to Congress:

"President Obama's speech comes on the 1,000th day of the Senate's failing to pass any kind of long-term budget proposal. It comes one day after his decision not to submit his own budget proposal as requested by law His speech comes one week after he killed the Keystone XL Pipeline Project--a project that would have brought thousands of jobs, more energy independence, more security, and more economic certainty to our shores. His speech comes 24 days after he chose to thwart the U.S. Constitution by appointing officers to his administration during a Senate session but without Senate confirmation. All of these unfortunate milestones have passed in only the first month of the year! This pattern of the President's misguided actions--rather than tonight's words--are most apt to foretell what's in store for the remaining eleven months."

"As always, the President's speech tonight was full of lofty rhetoric--rhetoric that unfortunately and historically, has yielded disappointingly minimal results. Given our nation's challenges, the American people deserve better than rhetoric. If President Obama truly believes in the bipartisanship he preached in his speech tonight, he can start the forward momentum by urging the Senate to finally pass a budget and consider the 27 jobs bills that sit at its front door."


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