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Senator Johnny Isakson Responds to the President’s State of the Union Address
Isakson Calls on the President to Act on Job Training Legislation, Trade Promotion Authority and Keystone XL Pipeline, Address Pain Caused by Obamacare
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., tonight issued the following response following President Obama’s State of the Union address:
“America is not on the right track. Since the president took office, median household income is down nearly $4,000, job opportunities are less during this protracted time of unemployment, and the American people are concerned for their future and the future of their children.
“The president called for 2014 to be a ‘year of action.’ I urge the president to take action on several items, including the Workforce Investment Act, which I’m have been working on in a bipartisan manner in the Senate. TheWorkforce Investment Act hasn’t been reauthorized in six years. We ought to pass this legislation to expand job training and opportunity.
“Additionally, we need Trade Promotion Authority granted to the president so he can initiate further and aggressive trade agreements around the world.
“Furthermore, we need to address Obamacare, which is inflicting a great deal of pain on the American people, especially in terms of higher premiums, cancelled coverage and fewer choices. Obamacare is also causing Americans to lose their jobs or forcing them into part-time employment
“Lastly, the crowning blow is the president’s failure to sign the Keystone XL Pipeline agreement, which sits on his desk and would immediately bring jobs to America and promote energy independence in our country.”