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NEW YORK GOP MEMBERS OF CONGRESS RESPOND TO STATE OF UNION

January 26, 2011
Congressman Peter King (NY-3):
“While the President did strike an optimistic tone in his speech, it was short on specifics. What I did not hear in the President’s speech tonight is what concerned me the most. I had hoped to hear the President tell the American people, once and for all, that he has abandoned his plan to hold trials for 9/11 terrorists in New York or anywhere else in the United States. Unfortunately, he failed to make this commitment.”

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Congresswoman Nan Hayworth (NY-19):

“I applaud President Obama for acknowledging the need to address the federal government’s spending addiction and for his overarching emphasis on job creation.   However, the American public is tired of hearing that bigger government, more spending, and higher taxes – even when you call it investment – is the best way to create jobs and foster economic growth.”

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Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-20):

“I came to Congress with three goals: to help create jobs, to restore fiscal responsibility and move towards a balanced budget, and to protect our freedoms.  These overarching objectives are central to guiding my mission here in Congress as I believe they are fundamental to ensuring we protect our cherished way of life.  To that end, I am willing to work with anyone, regardless of party affiliation, who wants to keep these values front and center in our policy debates.”

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Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26):

“I appreciate President Obama coming to the Capitol this evening to address Congress and the American People on the many issues facing our nation. With unemployment remaining near double digits and our national debt topping $14 trillion, job creation and fiscal responsibility must be our number one issues. We need to closely examine our spending and I am hopeful that President Obama will work with Congress to tighten Washington’s belt.”

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Congressman Tom Reed (NY 29):
“It was good to hear President Obama acknowledge that this is a challenging, critical time for our nation.  I was encouraged by his focus on reducing the cost and streamlining the size of government.  I also applaud his recognition of the need for infrastructure improvements, tax code simplification, and tort reform.  We will be watching closely to see if he follows through on those commitments when he sends his budget to Congress in February. Click Here for Full Statement

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