Tonight, we heard from President Obama on the state of our union and his vision for the next year. During his speech, the President laid out a bold plan, one that focuses on the ideals of our great nation – including fairness for working and middle class families and our immigrant communities. By focusing his economic proposals on the middle class, President Obama has made it clear that no longer should the wealthiest in our nation be granted special tax benefits simply because of the size of their pocketbooks. The President also made a strong defense of his executive action on immigration, which has benefited millions of people, such as my State of the Union guest Italia Garcia, who is a local DREAM activist. Italia and her family, like many others, are not a drain on our nation. They enhance this great country through their hard work and dedication. They are as American as anyone else and any attempt to undermine the President’s action without passing comprehensive immigration reform would separate these families and hurt our economy. While President Obama is facing a Republican-controlled Congress for the first time in his Presidency, I am confident that he and the Republicans can find common ground on the issues that matter most to the American people – the economy, immigration reform, education, fixing our VA, and national security. Finding and acting on these issues will undoubtedly help the American people regain their faith in our system and I look forward to working together throughout this year.
Posted on: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 04:32:04 +0000
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