Statement From Senator Blumenthal On State Of The Union

(WASHINGTON, DC) – After President Obama’s State of the Union address, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal released the following statement:

“In this powerful address, the President captured the halls of Congress and our nation’s hope for winning the future.  At a pivotal moment in our country’s history, he gave stirring voice to a spirit of national purpose.  Difficult challenges ahead mean that we must come together, not as Democrats or Republicans, but as Americans.

 “For all the inspiring words, hard work still remains.  Too many families are out of work, struggling to stay in their homes.  Too many veterans are homeless and unemployed.  Too many small businesses face adversity.  We need and deserve a government that can rise above partisan rhetoric and rancor to create jobs, create clean energy, invest in infrastructure and provide our children with a world class education.

 “Our nation has faced many difficult times in recent days, from the news of continued jobs loss to the horrendous violence in Tucson.  But tragedy can lead to triumph.  In every difficultly is an opportunity to show the strength of the American spirit.

 “Tonight is a call to action.  A call to work.  As Connecticut’s Senator I am honored, excited, and humbled, to serve our state and help to meet any challenge we may face.”

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