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28 January 2010

Hank Johnson Reacts To The State Of The Union

The following is the statement released by Congressman Hank Johnson reacting to the State of the Union:

“I’m pleased the President focused on jobs and the economy,” said Johnson. The Congressman will hold two District meetings in February to connect federal agencies with local nonprofits and small businesses, which are responsible for the majority of job creation over the past 20 years.

“Though much work remains, we’ve invested more than $200 million in our District’s recovery. We’ve saved or created more than 1,100 teaching jobs, brought $100 million to our schools, hired more than 60 firefighters for DeKalb County, put more and better-equipped police officers on the streets in Rockdale and Gwinnett counties, saved homes, and invested millions in transportation, job training and energy efficiency.

“I will continue to work with the President to create jobs, pass health care reform, protect consumers, reform our financial system and invest in clean energy.

“We still are waiting for Republicans and some in the Senate to join us in solving today’s problems. Instead of simply blocking our progress to score political points, we should all work for the success of our President’s efforts to revitalize America.”