State of the Union Address: Congressman Al Green says the President has shown America is on the path to recovery
Washington (DC), Today, Congressman Al Green (TX-09) commended President Obama for laying out a plan to lead America on the road to long-term economic recovery and for his renewed commitment to improving the lives of all middle Americans with a focus on the middle class and under-privileged communities.
“The President has already begun to deliver on his promise to fight for the middle class by jump-starting our economy with the Recovery Act, investing in small businesses, and lowering taxes for 95% of all Americans. Today he presented a plan that builds on that progress by moving us even closer to long-term economic recovery – one that creates jobs in the ninth Congressional district of Texas and across the county.” said Congressman Al Green after the President’s speech.
Congressman Green went on to say, “President Obama’s new plan will make it easier for students to pay off their loans, help families with soaring child care and elderly care costs, restore America’s small businesses sector, and give all workers more tools to save for their retirements.”
Congressman Green also credited the President and his economic team for the progress seen from implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). “According to the White House Counsel on Economic Advisors, there were 147,000 jobs created or saved in the state of Texas as a result of the economic stimulus package that Democrats passed last year. My Congressional district has already received approximately $300 million and is projected to see 8,000 jobs in the near term.”
Congressman Green also praised the President for calling on the Congress to work together for causes bigger than the politics that too often divide.
Finally, Congressman Green expressed his renewed hope for health care reform and noted the President’s determination. “I have no doubt that creating a fair and affordable health care system that will benefit the whole nation continues to remain one of this Administration’s top priorities,” he concluded.