WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski tonight released a video response to President Obama’s State of the Union address, renewing the call for Washington to work on bipartisan, commonsense policies to boost job creation and spur economic growth. During her brief remarks, Walorski highlighted her priorities to balance the federal budget, cut red tape, pursue smart energy policies, and approve shovel-ready projects set to create jobs and boost the economy.
“Washington must agree on policies to reduce reckless spending and address the real drivers of our national debt—which stands at a catastrophic $17.3 trillion and counting. Hoosier families know that a budget that balances creates jobs. Each month, our families sit around the kitchen table and make tough choices to keep a budget, and Washington must do the same. That’s why I introduced a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution as my first sponsored resolution in Congress, and I intend to keep working toward this goal in 2014.
“As I have said before, Washington truly needs a dose of Hoosier common sense. I share your frustration with partisan politics and stall tactics that have rammed large bills through Congress at the last minute –jeopardizing certainty for the American people. Instead, I will focus on working across the aisle on smart, straightforward legislation to solve our fiscal problems and strengthen the workforce.”
Walorski continued, “Congress still needs to pass a comprehensive farm bill, approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, invest in energy independence, reduce taxes on small businesses, and continue to request oversight and accountability from government agencies to cut waste and maximize your tax-dollars. I know that Hoosiers are eager for Congress to find common ground and agree on balanced policies to advance energy independence, lower taxes, and strengthen the workforce. Please know that I will be at the table to help all Americans get their fair shot at the American dream, complete with the chance to work hard, do well, and pass on better opportunities to our children.”