January 28, 2014

Kaine Statement On President Obama’s State Of The Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address tonight:

“Tonight the President laid out a practical agenda with specific ideas to continue moving our country forward by creating more opportunities for all Americans and rewarding hard work. I’m glad he was optimistic about where our nation’s economy is headed, because I am too. And I agree raising the minimum wage to $10.10 is exactly the boost our country needs next, along with other steps to restore economic security for hardworking Americans and their families and help long-term job seekers find work. I hope the President continues to challenge Congress to tackle these priorities and other issues like the debt ceiling by building on the bipartisan spirit we’ve seen with passage of a budget agreement, an appropriations package, and most recently a deal on the farm bill.

“I’m also pleased the President addressed one of my biggest priorities for 2014 – ensuring we are investing in a skilled workforce. By strengthening career and technical education, we can help Americans get the right training for the 21st century jobs that are available today.”