U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) tonight issued the following statement regarding President Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress:
"I hope the President will commit to work with Congress in a straightforward manner to address the many challenges facing our country. We need to focus the nation's attention on the national debt and controlling federal spending. For America to maintain its competitive strength in an increasingly global economy, we need to run our government in a steady way that encourages economic activity by providing certainty, stability, low taxes and less burdensome regulations."