January 28, 2014
Rep. Takano Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Speech
Washington DC – Rep. Mark Takano released the following statement after President Obama delivered his State of the Union speech:
"Earlier tonight, President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union speech and laid out his vision for 2014. Throughout his remarks, the President called on Congress to act on the important issues that face our nation.
"I join the President in calling for Congress to pursue legislation that would create jobs and expand economic opportunity for all Americans - not just the top one percent. Central to that pursuit is raising the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed.
“I also agree with the President that 2014 should be a year of action. The American people are tired of partisan posturing and bickering and want Congress to get to work. In the past few months, we’ve seen that our government can run smoothly when both sides come together and compromise. Having both sides negotiate in good faith is crucial to the well being of our nation and I hope that Congress continues to function properly so that the American people can regain their faith in Congress’ ability to solve our challenges.”