“This evening, the President gave an honest, sober assessment of our nation’s economy. Our nation faces significant economic challenges that are severe and likely to grow worse. But, as the President rightly pointed out; ‘The weight of this crisis will not determine the destiny of this nation. The answers to our problems don't lie beyond our reach. They exist in our laboratories and universities; in our fields and our factories; in the imaginations of our entrepreneurs and the pride of the hardest-working people on Earth.’ I strongly agree with his assessment.
“To reach the solutions to our economic challenges, President Obama renewed his call for Congress and the Administration to work together for our families and small businesses. I believe the President’s interests in building a common ground and intention to forge consensus solutions are genuine. It now falls on Congress to honestly do the same on behalf of the American people.
“As I have throughout my career, I will support bipartisan initiatives that truly strengthen our economy and create new jobs for struggling South Jersey families. I will continue to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for consensus solutions to the critical issues facing the nation: achieving affordable health care, keeping hard-working families in their homes, becoming energy independent, reigning in wasteful spending and strengthening homeland security. And I will stand strong in support of our servicemen and women, ensuring they have all the resources they need to be successful in their mission.”
January 19: late for meeting and work
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