RESPONSE OF SEN. JOHN HOEVEN TO THE PRESIDENT’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. John Hoeven tonight issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address:
“Job creation needs to be job number one. We need to create the kind of business environment that will empower small businesses to grow the economy and create jobs to get the 15 million men and women who are unemployed in this country back to work. At the same time, we have to not only hold the line on spending, as the President proposed, but find savings and reduce the debt and deficit.
“We need to create a pro-business environment, the kind of legal, tax and regulatory climate that empowers people and small businesses across this country to create jobs and get our economy going. A good example is energy. We need a comprehensive energy policy that promotes all of our energy resources in tandem, both renewable and traditional, like we’ve done in North Dakota.
“He sounded some of these themes, but we look forward to seeing more specifics. We need an approach from government that is accountable, and one that empowers the private sector growth we need while getting control over spending to balance our budget.”
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