Palazzo responds to State of the Union

Published 9:45 am Thursday, January 30, 2014

Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4) released the following statement today in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address:

“We face many challenges as a nation.

And in the House, we’ve acted multiple times to address those challenges and get the American people back to work in good-paying jobs. The president can actually use his phone and his pen to work with us on serious solutions: he can choose to pick up his phone and tell Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to take up the dozens of jobs bills we’ve passed.

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Bills that would move things like the Keystone pipeline forward and create thousands of jobs.

Bills that would relieve individuals and small businesses from crushing ObamaCare regulations, taxes, and mandates. The president can also stop issuing veto threats, and use his pen as it was constitutionally intended: to sign legislation – passed by the peoples’ elected representatives – into law.

“These are matters of credibility for the president. This Administration’s failed policies and numerous scandals have hurt the very people he now says he wants to help.

I think Americans need to see their president take responsibility for these actions, reverse damaging policies, and bring new resolve and respect to the lawmaking process.”