Rep. Hal Rogers & Sen. Rand Paul respond to State of the Union address

You can see the full response from Sen. Rand Paul here:

Here is the statement from Rep. Hal Rogers:

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"Despite the rhetoric and long-winded speeches, President Obama has done virtually nothing these past three years to bolster our economy and create private sector jobs. Since he took office, two million more Americans are looking for work, gas prices have doubled, and unemployment continues to hover above 8 percent - double that in some Kentucky counties. Right now, our country needs pro-business, pro-growth policies, disciplined spending, and regulatory restraint to put the 10 million unemployed Americans back to work and encourage our job creators to invest here at home. Just last week, President Obama had an opportunity to help create those jobs. Instead, like he has with so many coal mining jobs in my region, he rejected a common-sense proposal to create 20,000 American energy and construction jobs through the Keystone XL Pipeline and further set our economic and energy security back. Now more than ever, the United States of America needs strong leadership over strong rhetoric; sadly, tonight we heard more slogans than solutions."


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