WASHINGTON -- Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) released the following statement following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address:
“Unfortunately, all we heard tonight was more of the same from the President. With so many Americans hurting as a result of the President’s policies and broken promises, I refuse to accept this as the new status quo. Rather than urging the American people to come together, President Obama is content with partisan disagreement that will only further divide Americans.
“Kansans and Americans are ready for a year of action, which is why our focus remains on plans to create jobs for hardworking families, grow our economy, and empower people, not the government. I know that consensus building is hard, but just because it is difficult does not mean the President is entitled to work around us instead of with us to lower health care costs, improve education, and help Americans take home more of their paychecks.
“In order to rebuild our American dream, Washington must rise above the dysfunction, put divisive rhetoric aside, and come together to do the right thing for our country. President Obama can spend the final years of his presidency with a “pen and a phone” or he can work with our duly-elected House Republican majority to create opportunity for all families, to foster upward mobility, and to deliver higher take-home pay to the American people.”
- Dozens of House-passed jobs bills remain sitting in the Democratic-run Senate awaiting action. Learn more about them, here.
- Watch Congresswoman Jenkins prior to the State of the Union Address at a press conference with Republican leaders earlier today, here.
- Also today, Congresswoman Jenkins penned an editorial in The Hill: “Conservative proposals to put money back in people’s pockets.” Read the op-ed, here.