Rep. Johnson Statement on State of the Union Address

Statement

By:  Hank Johnson, Jr.
Date: Feb. 12, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) issued the following statement following President Obama's 2013 State of the Union address.

"What we saw tonight was a positive, bold plan to help create jobs by investing in education, infrastructure, clean energy and manufacturing -- offset by new savings or revenues.

"I agree with President Obama -- only a thriving middle class can stimulate long-term growth and Americans must be given the tools to succeed. For the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change by pursuing bipartisan, market-based solutions that can help drive strong economic growth.

"The speech was very positive: We're strong, and we're moving in the right direction. The economy is improving, but we have more work to do to ensure that all Americans can take advantage of a stronger economy.

"I look forward to passing the "Fix-It-First" program to help put Americans back to work now."