Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) offered the following statement in response to the President's State of the Union Address:
"While I echo President Obama's call for increased bipartisanship, it is my sincere hope that moving forward his actions will finally match his rhetoric. We do need to work together to create jobs, cut spending and lower our crippling national debt.
But doing so will require real leadership from the President and Senate Democrats. That starts with a budget plan reflecting a firm commitment to balancing our nation's overstressed checkbook.
Time and again, Republicans in the House have proposed bold and thoughtful solutions for dealing with the biggest challenges we face. It is my sincere hope the President and his colleagues in the Senate Majority are finally willing to step up to the challenge as well."