Sam Johnson Responds to President’s State of the Union Address

Advocates for spending cuts and Keystone XL Pipeline

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Washington, January 25, 2012 | comments

On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) responded to the President’s State of the Union by demanding immediate legislative action by the Senate and White House.

Johnson represents portions of Dallas and Collin Counties.

Click here for video of Rep. Johnson’s remarks.

Remarks as prepared for delivery:

“Last night, President Obama asked Congress to support his same failed policies that have kept unemployment above 8 percent.  This administration is causing our economy to fail.

The House has passed more than 30 bipartisan bills that will create American jobs, but the Democrat-controlled Senate has failed to move on 27 of them.  It’s time for the Senate and President to get behind these common-sense bills that will boost job growth, cut spending, shrink the deficit, and get government out of the way of small businesses. 

Just last week the president rejected the Keystone XL project which would create tens of thousands of jobs, draw billions of dollars in new investment to the United States and increase our domestic energy security.  America’s energy independence should be a top priority for the White House.  Americans want, need and deserve immediate action on these bills and the Keystone Pipeline.”

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