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Specter Comments on the President's State of the Union Address

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SPECTER COMMENTS ON THE PRESIDENT'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the following comments following President Bush's State of the Union address:

"I was pleased to hear the President's emphasis on education with increasing Pell grants, and his proposals for health savings accounts. His ideas on Social Security certainly deserve a full national hearing. It is a complicated subject, but we need to consider what the President has in mind and in some detail.

"I believe Congress will grant his request for $350 million for the Palestinian Authority to promote peace in the Mid-East. He was right on target to demand more from the Saudis in terms of helping in the Mid-East peace process, to call on Egypt to do more as they have upcoming elections and to demand that Syria oust the terrorists from Damascus.

"Overall it was a confident speech and I think a very good one."

http://specter.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=PressReleases.Detail&PressRelease_id=700&Month=2&Year=2005

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