My Response to the State of the Union
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Like many of you, I was very disappointed by the president’s speech last week. America is not on the right track. The president’s failed policies have not made it easier for you to find a job or pay your bills. In fact, since the president took office, the median household income has dropped nearly $4,000, and Americans continue to struggle to find employment.

Please take a moment to watch a short video of my response to the president’s State of the Union address.

The president called for 2014 to be a “year of action.” If the president really wants to turn the country around, I urge him to take several actions today to make it easier and cheaper to create jobs and grow the economy.

First and foremost, Obamacare is one of the most crippling policies that is inflicting a great deal of pain on the American people, especially in terms of higher premiums, canceled coverage and fewer choices. Furthermore, Obamacare is causing people to lose their jobs or pushing people to part-time unemployment and stifling opportunity for the American people. Since Obamacare became law, I have voted nearly 60 times to repeal, replace or dismantle it. I call on the president to work with us to alleviate the pain that his signature legislation is causing Americans.
I also urge the president and Congress to pass the Workforce Investment Act that I have been working on in the Senate that would provide much-needed job training for our workforce. We need to ensure that people who are looking for work have the necessarily skills to compete for the jobs of the 21st Century.
I also call on the president to push Democrat Leader Harry Reid to pass Trade Promotion Authority. This authority would help expand trade and help farmers, entrepreneurs and job creators gain access to 1 billion new customers around the world.
Finally, the Keystone XL Pipeline agreement has been sitting on the president’s desk awaiting his approval for years. The president talked about being able to use a pen in his address. I call on him to use his pen to sign the Keystone XL Pipeline agreement, which would support tens of thousands of jobs, promote $5.3 billion in investment and help secure our energy future.
As your United States Senator, I will continue to fight for a pro-economic growth agenda because I truly believe that we can get America on the right track again. Will you help me in my efforts? Please click here to contribute to my 2016 campaign today. I am forever grateful for your help and support.

February 3, 2014

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