From the office of U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski:
MIKULSKI STATEMENT PRIOR TO PRESIDENT OBAMA’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) issued the following statement today in advance of President Obama’s State of the Union address:
“President Obama’s blueprint for rebuilding America by creating jobs today and jobs tomorrow is the right approach for our country. I strongly support a plan for an infrastructure bank, which invests our money here at home and will create construction jobs fixing our roads, bridges, and water and sewer projects.
“I agree with President Obama that America should be a place that supports our middle class, where everybody gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share and everyone plays by the same rules.
“We need a tax code that’s fair and protects middle-class jobs, not one that’s rigged to reward people at the top or ship jobs overseas. At the same time, we must figure out how to reduce our debt without reducing opportunity.
“America does its best when we work together to get things done. We shouldn’t be acting like the Red Party and the Blue Party, we should start behaving like the Red, White and Blue Party.”
Senator Mikulski will be accompanied to tonight’s State of the Union address by Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas.
She has invited Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, who has worked with Senator Mikulski on job creating measures, to attend as her guest.