Tonight, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama's State of the Union address:
"As Nevada and our nation continue to struggle with high unemployment, finding common ground to move our nation forward is more critical today than ever. In order to make sure that America's best days are ahead of us we must commit to problem solving and getting something done.
"The state of Nevada is facing incredible challenges and I am certain that with the right policies in place, we can bolster economic growth and fix the uncertainty not only in in the Silver State, but across the country. There is no question that we will need to work together and compromise in order to solve the problems facing the American people.
"Tonight and in past addresses, President Obama has made promises about reducing our growing $16 trillion debt and bringing fiscal responsibility to Washington. To date, those have been empty promises. I hope this time the President is finally serious about reducing long-term spending and debt and working with members of both sides of the aisle on solutions that can pass Congress," said Senator Dean Heller.