Linda Sánchez’ Statement on SOTU
Washington, DC- In response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, issued the following statement:
“Tonight President Obama laid out a vision for the country that builds on the progress we have made under his leadership and refocuses our efforts on helping working families succeed.
Despite continued job growth and the lowest unemployment rate in seven years, too many American families are struggling to make ends meet. Stagnant wages, rising childcare costs, and the burden of college loans are making it hard for middle class families to make ends meet.
Pursuing policies that prioritize higher education, address our broken immigration system, and reform our tax code field will give Americans the economic security previous generations enjoyed.
While I understand Republicans will not agree with everything that President Obama outlined tonight, the time for partisanship is over. Our future as a country depends on Congress’ ability to set aside the bickering and find common ground. We cannot continue to let political games get in the way of progress and doing our jobs as legislators.”