Congressman Bob Gibbs Response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address
Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address:
“This evening the President addressed the nation regarding his plan for a ‘Year of Action’. Americans have many unanswered questions regarding unemployment, healthcare and how we can get our economy back on track. My advice for the President would be to act upon over twenty of the House-passed jobs bills, collecting dust on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s desk.
“I agree that we need a ‘Year of Action’ and in fact we have needed four full years of action to make up for what is now the new normal in this country. I had hoped that the President would lay out precise details on how he plans to grow the economy, create jobs and reduce our nation’s out-of-control spending. If the President is serious, he should join us as we work together to lower healthcare costs, and help Americans take home more of their paychecks. It is time that the President shows leadership and abides by the Constitution, which outlines clear roles and responsibilities. Instead, he continues to issue executive orders that completely disregard Congress’ ability to represent you. This hurts hardworking Ohioans and Americans across the country that are struggling with high unemployment and a stagnant economy.