Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) delivered the following statement regarding President Obama's State of the Union Address:
"President Obama missed a clear opportunity to prove that he is focused on the economy and helping Americans find good jobs. Instead of announcing new taxpayer funded projects, he should have announced his support for the Keystone XL pipeline.
"The people of Wyoming know better than to believe his promise that his new proposals won't add a dime to the deficit. I agree with President Obama that we have to invest in the future -- but it doesn't have to be through expensive new government programs that burden our children and grandchildren with even more debt and make them pay higher taxes. Instead, President Obama and Congress should invest our time and energy in eliminating wasteful spending, cutting red tape and making it easier for folks in Wyoming and across the country to find work in their communities.
"As we know from his previous State of the Union addresses, the President's actions in the months ahead mean more than his words tonight. I encourage President Obama to work with Congress on confronting the challenges that prevent hardworking Americans from achieving their dreams."