Rep. George Miller Statement on State of the Union Address

Feb 12, 2013 Issues: Education, Labor


WASHINGTON -- Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), the senior Democratic member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, issued the following statement on tonight's State of the Union Address. 

"The President laid out a bold, common sense and critical agenda to grow our economy, strengthen the middle class, and reduce inequality in America. I applaud his call to raise the minimum wage, to reform taxes to ensure the wealthiest pay their fair share, and to ensure an affordable and quality education at all levels, from early childhood through college. I am ready to work with him to reduce global warming, reform our immigration laws, and reduce gun violence. I hope my Republican colleagues are ready too. The President told Congress to stop manufacturing partisan fiscal crises that undermine our economy but join him instead to create manufacturing jobs that will grow the middle class. I couldn't agree more."


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