Statements were flying out of Congressional offices late Tuesday night, as reaction came to President Obama’s State of the Union.
Area Congressman Tom Reed said he was happy to hear the president talk about an expansion of manufacturing and natural gas production in the U.S. Reed also laid out his priorities for 2014.
“For this year to be any different, we have to be realistic about our divided government, move forward on shared goals and address the top priority for Americans: jobs,” Reed said.
Reed’s Congressional challenger in November, Martha Robertson, was upbeat about the president’s address Tuesday night.
“I think he really hit the high points: veterans, pre-K, high-speed internet, research to fuel innovation, and foreign policy issues,” Robertson said.
Democratic Congressman Dan Maffei says he was encouraged by the president’s comments about closing corporate tax loopholes that lead to a loss of jobs overseas.
“These are steps we must take to accelerate economic growth and keep and create jobs in central New York,” Maffei said.