Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (MS-02) released the following statement tonight after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address to a Joint Session of Congress:
"Tonight, President Obama spoke to the American people presenting solutions to grow the economy, strengthen the middle class, and to empower all those hoping to join the middle class. His proposals reflect a core vision shared by House Democrats: that a strong, thriving middle class is essential to a strong, prosperous America.
I look forward to and support legislative action that will echo the President's decision to increase the minimum wage and make similar increases available to all Mississippians and Americans. It is time to create jobs through manufacturing, make investments into our education system and promote affordable, accessible healthcare.
It is time to answer the President's call for real progress. I urge my colleges to stand together and act now to create jobs, and help more Mississippians and Americans find work and the economic security they deserve," said Congressman Thompson.