"The President laid out a bold, common sense and critical agenda to grow our economy, strengthen the middle class, and reduce inequality in America. I applaud his call to raise the minimum wage, to reform taxes to ensure the wealthiest pay thier fair share, and to ensure an affordable and quality education at all levels, from early childhood through college. I am ready to work with him to reduce global warming, reform our immigration laws, and reduce gun violence. I hope my Republican colleagues are ready too. The President told Congress to stop manufacturing partisan fiscal crises that undermine our economy but join him instead to create manufacturing jobs that will grow the middle class. I couldn't agree more."