Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar issued the statement below following President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address:
"Tonight, President Obama addressed some of the biggest issues of concern for the American people. However, there is more work that needs to be done. First, we need to work with our friends across the aisle to find an effective way to reduce our nation's deficit. Second, the sequester is right around the corner, and it is imperative we reach a bipartisan and balanced approach to avoid additional cuts to education, health and social services. These cuts can also jeopardize our public safety, including assistance to law enforcement agencies, which are crucial to my district," said Congressman Cuellar.
In addition to protecting the middle class, Congressman Cuellar also emphasized the need for a comprehensive immigration reform.
"The moment to act on immigration reform is now. It is necessary that members from both parties reach an agreement on how best to welcome immigrants to our country. This will not only enhance our immigration system, but it will also make our borders more secure, while at the same time improving trade and commerce."