01.20.15

Burr: Missed Opportunities by POTUS

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) issued the following statement on President Obama's State of the Union address:

"The President began the year with an opportunity to work with Congress on policies that would help restore economic prosperity to our nation. Yet, before the State of the Union could even take place, he threatened to veto multiple bipartisan initiatives without ever seeing legislative text."

"It is clear that the President is once again proposing to raise taxes for new Washington programs -- doubling-down on the failed policy of more taxes, more debt, and more spending and expanding the size and scope of the federal government. The President has missed his opportunity to move forward with this Congress."

"I know Congress will continue to propose legislation that promotes economic growth, job creation, and a strong national defense."

"The last several weeks have proven that Al-Qaeda is not decimated. It is time for the President and his Administration to admit that and to seriously attack the threat that radical Islamic terrorists present to us and the rest of the world."