Chamberlain: President’s State of the Union Misses Opportunities to Talk About Working Together

Published on January 12, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Republican Main Street Partnership’s President Sarah Chamberlain tonight released the following statement upon conclusion of President Barack Obama’s last State of the Union Address:

“The President missed an opportunity this evening to talk about the issues that I hear about when I travel the country speaking to women.

“With his recent executive actions on gun control, he missed a chance to engage Congress and ask for them to pass one of the most important reforms to our nation’s mental health delivery system that has broad bipartisan support. He missed an opportunity to encourage the Senate to pass legislation that has already made it through the House to accelerate the development of life-saving medical treatments for terminal diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s. He missed another opportunity to build consensus in addressing the epidemic of drug addiction by ignoring numerous bipartisan solutions that have been offered by Republicans in the House. And worst of all, Americans are still left wondering what his plan is to defeat ISIS

“These are the simple, commonsense, bipartisan solutions that Congress can pass and the President could sign tomorrow.  But the President’s refusal to engage Congress in these types of bipartisan solutions is exactly why Americans have completely lost trust in Washington and this President.”

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