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


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) today released the following statement on President Obama's State of the Union address:

"Strengthening our nation's economy -- creating jobs and putting Americans back to work -- is the number one priority for Nebraskans," said Smith. "But we aren't looking for more of the same policies of the last three years -- more government, more taxes, more stimulus spending. It hasn't worked.

"We cannot continue to ignore the fundamental problems undermining our economic recovery. Our tax system needs a comprehensive overhaul which simplifies the code, lowers rates and broadens the base. We need a budget which reins in Washington's overspending and fundamental reforms to uphold our safety net.

"In the end, Nebraskans are looking for real action from Congress and this Administration. We've done it before -- together we've advanced an aggressive trade agenda which will create hundreds of thousands of jobs here at home. Going forward, I remain committed to finding other areas of common ground so we can take steps to improve our economy and move America forward."

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