Tonight, Congressman Mike Conaway issued the following statement after President Obama delivered the State of the Union address.
"Tonight, the President called on Congress to work in a spirit of bipartisanship, to focus on making better lives for ourselves and our children. I agree with the President that we need to work together on common-sense solutions to our nation's problems and believe the best way to start would be for the Senate take up and pass the 27 bipartisan jobs bills waiting for action.
"After three years in office, it's clear the President's policies have failed and are making the economy worse. Rather than creating jobs, he has created a higher degree of fear about the future and rather than cutting the budget, he has increased spending and grown our nation's dependence on the federal government.
"Americans want less speeches and more action. We need more economic freedom, more competition, a simplified tax code, streamlined regulations, and a balanced budget."