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Rep. Napolitano Responds to Obama's State of the Union

January 25, 2011
Press Release

(Washington D.C.)- Tonight, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano released the following response to President Obama’s State of the Union address: 

“The President is leading the way forward. The strong, lasting job growth we need will be built on a foundation of education, fiscal responsibility, and investment in American creativity and ingenuity. America can continue to lead in the world economy if we invest in our future. We have to get our fiscal house in order, but not at the expense of the investments needed to win the future.

“We must not let politics get in the way. Creating jobs, reducing the deficit, and letting people get back to work will only happen if members of Congress cooperate and act as true representatives of the people. The recent tone of civility is a welcome change for our nation’s future.

“The President must continue to address the mental health shortfalls that hurt our youth and veterans. One in five youngsters going to bed tonight in this country will be suffering from some form of mental illness. America’s mental health system is in shambles, and we cannot allow this lack of investment in early prevention and intervention to undermine our future leaders, our youth.”

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