Rep. Todd Young responds to the State of the Union address

President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union on Jan. 28. He addressed the issue of blocked legislation in a divided Congress and promised to take executive action if necessary to pass his agenda items.
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Rep. Todd Young, R-Ind. spoke with WXIN in Indianapolis about his response to the State of the Union address delivered by the president to the joint session of Congress Tuesday evening.

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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