Today, U.S. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) released the following statement on President Obama's State of the Union Address:
"Tonight, President Obama presented his vision and plan to grow the American economy. He set forth a four pillar plan for an economy that is "built to last," based on American manufacturing, American energy, training for American workers and a renewal of American values. I share the President's concern that working families and middle class Americans are being left behind. I believe that government plays an essential role in building a fair society that works for everyone not just the wealthy few.
I know that we in the 7th Congressional District of Alabama cannot afford to wait. Our families, small businesses, seniors and workers deserve a lifeline now. We can all benefit when we invest in working families, everyone pays their fair share and we provide incentives for businesses to hire workers and to make things right here in America.
I applaud President Obama on his commitment to reigniting the American dream and for providing ladders of opportunity for all Americans to succeed. His plan addresses the issues critical to the constituents of my district--overcoming barriers to job creation, ending the housing foreclosure crisis, work force development, tax reform and investing in infrastructure. These are the issues that affect Alabamians and all Americans. Now is the time for Congress to set aside partisan politics and take action. I look forward to working with the President and my colleagues in Congress to implement this strategic plan to restore fairness and promote opportunity for all Americans."