Dear Friend,

This week President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address to the American people. Going into his address there were three questions I hoped he would address:

  1. Can we do more to turn around the economy;
  2. Can we do better on health care;
  3. And can we do more to stop wasteful spending;

Unfortunately, I did not hear solutions to these problems, but rather the same old rhetoric we’ve heard over the past six years.

The American economy is still weak. In December, for every person who became employed, five people left the workforce. The House has taken action to fix this, passing 25 jobs bills to help American’s find work, but the Senate has not taken them up. These bills include plans to reduce the unnecessary red tape and crushing regulations that are creating uncertainty and keeping businesses from growing. They also include measures giving small businesses and families relief from the flawed health care law.

In the State of the Union, the President declared a ‘year of action’. Unfortunately his idea of action appears to be going it alone and not working together with Congress.  That’s not how the Constitution works.

In a divided government we need to find consensus to get anything done. For the sake of the American people, we need to work together in a bipartisan manner, find common ground, and find common sense ways to improve the economy and make life better for all Americans.


David B. McKinley, P.E.

Member of Congress

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