The following press release was issued this evening by Senator Saxby Chambliss:
WASHINGTON – In response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., tonight made the following statement:
“I am pleased to hear the president say he is going to do whatever is necessary to help create jobs and reinvigorate the economy. It’s pretty obvious the stimulus package did not help reduce unemployment, so we need to go in another direction. And it is imperative that we work in a bipartisan manner to do so.
“Likewise, I am pleased the president wants to put a freeze on federal spending. Freezing spending at the fiscal year 2009 levels would make a greater impact, as there was a 21 percent increase in spending during the 2010 budget, but it is a good step in the right direction.
“I look forward to working with the president to address these issues which are weighing heavily on the minds of people across the country.”