The congressman said there were places to find common ground but he was disappointed that "this president who originally campaigned on being a uniter, not a divider," did not speak to improving cooperation between Democrats and Republicans to pass legislation.
He went onto say that he wished that the president had talked more about getting a balanced budget and creating jobs. But he did find common ground on the need to build infrastructure and provide affordable health care to Americans.
Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rogers, R-Wash. gave the official GOP response following the State of the Union.
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