Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union address:
"In tonight's State of the Union address, President Obama's call for bipartisanship and a smarter -- rather than bigger -- government stood in stark contrast to his actions during the first four years of his presidency. Unfortunately for him, those actions speak louder than his words. Under his direction and leadership, those four years have been plagued with unprecedented spending, trillion dollar deficits, endless regulations, and an unwillingness to come together with House Republicans who -- in the last Congress alone -- passed over twenty-five proposals to get our fiscal house in order.
"More government has proven not to be the answer, and I am disappointed the President offered little more than a proposal for a second 'stimulus' to address our nation's debt and deficits. We need a plan to tackle our spending and, after tonight's speech, it is clear that it will not come from the President of the United States."