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Rep. Yarmuth Statement on President Obama's State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“Tonight, President Obama reminded the American people just how important a strong middle class is in continuing our economic recovery. Though our economy continues to grow, we still see so many of the benefits only going to millionaires and billionaires, not our working families. A fair tax code that rewards work rather than wealth is necessary, and I welcome the President’s tax proposal.

“Education is the foundation of building a strong workforce, and increasing access to community college and making student loans more affordable will help to further grow our middle class. When paired with responsible investment in manufacturing and our growing renewable energy industry, we can help create American jobs of the future that will lead the global economy. We’ve seen that first-hand in Louisville.

“Whether it’s reforming our flawed immigration system, fixing our unfair tax code, or protecting the guarantee of a secure retirement, there is no shortage of issues that Congress can begin tackling immediately. I hope to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to address these many important challenges we face.”