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Congressman Ron Kind
1406 Longworth House Office Building • Washington, D.C. 20515 • (202) 225-5506 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, January 27, 2010 Contact: Leah Hunter Phone: 202-225-5506

Rep. Kind Statement in Reaction to the State of the Union Address
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) made the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s first State of the Union address this evening: “President Obama delivered his first State of the Union as this nation faces great challenges. At a time when our county is dealing with a weakened economy, continuing wars, a health care crisis, and many other stresses on American families, I am pleased that tonight he offered ideas for meeting these challenges. “As the President stated, creating jobs must be our number one priority this year. We’ve enacted legislation to make education more affordable, provide tax credits for those hardest hit, preserve jobs, and get Americans working again. But there is still more work to be done to get our economy back on track. Our economic stability depends on smart investments to help small businesses and middle class families, green jobs and clean energy, comprehensive health care reform and a commitment to fiscal responsibility. I am pleased the President called on Congress to work together to build a sustainable, longterm foundation for our economy. “As we focus on growing our economy we must also work to get the deficit under control. We must begin dealing with our long-term fiscal challenges and pay down the debt to ensure that future generations are not stuck with our unpaid bills. I applaud the President’s call for a freeze on discretionary, non-defense spending and the creation of a fiscal responsibility commission, based on bipartisan legislation I offered with colleagues last year. This will help us not only address unnecessary spending but reduce the deficit and improve our long-term fiscal health.”
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