Following President Obama’s delivery of the State of the Union address, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) released the following statement:
“By emphasizing economic competitiveness, job creation, and tax reform, President Obama hit on themes that I embrace and that are music to the ears of middle class families. When our nation competes and wins on a global economic scale, it creates good-paying jobs at home, shrinks budget deficits and reduces the burden on taxpayers.
“This is a golden opportunity to work together and create conditions under which our businesses can grow the job market, our students can achieve and middle class taxpayers can see their paychecks grow. This is not the time to undercut the economic recovery with a backward-looking, politically-motivated agenda.
“The competitiveness agenda President Obama outlined tonight is one that will help our nation win the 21st Century, and I look forward to helping it take shape in the Senate. I intend to be at the forefront of legislative effort to simplify and reform the tax system for middle class families and to create the environment in which American businesses can drive innovation and create new jobs.”