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Senator Gary Peters Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Gary Peters released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address:

“In the six years since our nation faced its toughest economic crisis in decades, our economy has made great strides toward recovery. We must keep working to ensure that middle class families, and those aspiring to get there, are also benefitting from our economic recovery.

“Many middle class families feel squeezed, and are finding it harder to feel like they are getting ahead. Improving the child care tax credit, expanding paid family leave and making home ownership more affordable are all positive steps that will help boost middle class families. Congress and the President must work together to focus on creating jobs, growing the economy and strengthening the middle class so that America is truly a country where if you work hard and play by the rules, you can build a better life for yourself and your family.

“Our nation faces serious challenges, and we must address those challenges together. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to find meaningful, bipartisan solutions to our nation’s toughest problems.”