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Davis Statement on State of the Union Address


Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) tonight released the following statement in response to President Obama's State of the Union Address.

"Tonight's State of the Union Address was an opportunity for the President to show true leadership on the issues most important to Americans, issues like jobs, the economy and our national debt.

"I agree that we need to come together with bipartisan solutions to our problems, and there are a number of the President's proposals that I agree with, such as repairs to roads and bridges and an all-of-the-above approach to domestic energy.

"But talk is cheap and it is up to the President to lead the charge on many of his proposals tonight. Instead of asking Congress to "stop by' to talk about these issues, it is my hope that the President will be actively engaged with legislative leaders and Members of Congress.

"It is time for the President, legislative leaders and all Members of Congress to get serious about the job we were sent here to do. We owe it to all Americans to stop being politicians and start being statesmen.

"We must work together and compromise if we want to tackle the difficult issues facing us today."

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