Inslee, Murray release statements on State of the Union Address
January 25, 2012 · Updated 1:13 PM
U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee (WA-01) released the following statement last night after President Obama’s State of the Union address:
“While I don’t agree with all of the President’s proposals, the American people have been very clear that jobs and the economy are their top concerns and tonight the President showed that he’s listening,” said Rep. Inslee. “With pervasive unemployment and major deficits, we have to make hard choices that will create jobs and promote innovation. Investing in our homegrown clean energy industry, improving our manufacturing sector, and focusing on giving our kids the skills and education required to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow are the types of proposals that will get Americans back to work and create sustainable economic growth. Here in Washington we have an opportunity to be a national leader in all of these areas and I intend to lead our state through these economic challenges into a more prosperous future.”
Sen. Patty Murray of Bothell added:
“As the President said tonight, our country faces a choice. We can move toward a stronger, fairer future for the middle class families who make our nation great. Or we can allow our nation to slide in the other direction, toward limited opportunity for the vast majority of families, more inequality, and a country left weaker for our children than the one we inherited from our parents.
“I agree with President Obama that the choice is clear. Fairness and opportunity for the middle class are American values that work, and they are worth fighting for."