Recent Press Releases

Washington, DC —  Senator John Thune made the following statement today regarding the President’s State of the Union Address:

“President Obama lived up to his reputation as a great orator and delivered a good speech this evening, but well delivered speeches won’t solve even one of the many problems facing our country. Americans need a clear plan from this President that will create conditions for lasting job growth, pay down the debt, and strengthen national security.

“Despite a worsening economy and rising unemployment, last year President Obama and Congressional Democrats pursued an ideological agenda that was based on growing the size of the federal government and spending astronomical sums of taxpayer money. That was the wrong approach then and it is the wrong approach now, and I hope they are willing to abandon these flawed policies in favor of bipartisan solutions.

“America cannot move forward by racking up record amounts of debt, increasing taxes on small businesses and families, and treating terrorists like common criminals. Republicans stand ready to work with President Obama and Congressional Democrats as long as they are willing to trade rhetoric for action.”