Congressman André Carson released this evening the following statement after President Barack Obama delivered his 4th State of the Union Address:
The President's State of the Union Address aptly reflected the priorities of a nation ready to take on the many challenges before us and the apprehensions of an American people who are weary of the political strife in Washington. In the coming months, we must avert yet another economic crisis by replacing sequestration with measures that create jobs, grow the economy, and reduce the deficit. Additionally, we will be charged with the responsibility of ending the war in Afghanistan, enacting comprehensive immigration reform and doing our part to reduce gun violence throughout this nation.
These are immense challenges that present dire consequences if we fail to act. The politics will not be easy, but Republicans and Democrats must come together to ensure our nation continues to pursue the prosperity and progress that have defined us for generations.