Moore Responds to President Obama's Final State of the Union
Washington, DC, January 13, 2016
Despite such remarkable economic gains, neither President Obama nor I believe that our work is done. Too many working men and women continue to struggle just to provide the basic necessities for their families. Too many communities of color find themselves underserved and disadvantaged.
Washington, D.C. – In response to President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) issued the following statement:
“Tonight, after leading our nation with honor and distinction over the last seven years, President Obama boldly delivered his final State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. I was honored to take part in this historic event as the president articulated his achievements, outlined his objectives for his final months in office, and expressed his vision for the future.
“His words reminded us of the progress we’ve achieved together as a country, the adversity we’ve overcome, and the difficult road ahead. He underscored the great economic peril that once threatened our way of life, and the arduous but steady road back to recovery. The policies that helped bring this economic recovery to fruition are the same policies that helped cut the unemployment rate in half, create 14 million new jobs, and spur the longest streak of private-sector job creation in history.
“Despite such remarkable economic gains, neither President Obama nor I believe that our work is done. Too many working men and women continue to struggle just to provide the basic necessities for their families. Too many communities of color find themselves underserved and disadvantaged. If we are to truly and substantively address these inequities, we must heed the president’s call by making college more affordable, strengthening Social Security and Medicare, and ensuring that economic prosperity is a dream attainable to all who are willing to work for it.
“I’d like to thank President Obama for his leadership and for his continued efforts to help us build an economy that works for everyone.”