U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today made the following statement regarding President Obama's State of the Union Address.
"The President delivered a strong call for action to build a fairer economy, to expand opportunity for everyone, and to grow the middle class.
"I believe we can create stronger economic growth and expand opportunity by focusing on job training and workforce readiness, strengthening our advanced manufacturing economy, and investing in innovation, science and research to fuel small business start-ups. So I applaud the President for giving a voice to these initiatives and calling on Congress to put progress ahead of politics.
"I am also pleased that the President made a strong push for raising the minimum wage. We need to reward the hard work of Wisconsinites so an honest day's work pays more.
"Our economy is strongest when we expand opportunity for everyone. So I am hopeful that Congress will now answer this call for action by working across party lines to get the job done for the American people. We can't continue to let gridlock in Washington stand in the way of both parties working together to make sure that everyone has a fair shot at getting ahead."