Brooks: Let's Usher in New Era of Genuine Bipartisanship


Date: Jan. 20, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) released the following statement in response to the President's State of the Union Address:

"Leaders on both sides of the aisle want to see our middle class grow and prosper. But President Obama must recognize penalizing one group of Americans in order to help others is not a winning strategy. It will not produce real results and only makes our political discourse even more divisive.

There are proposals with significant support from both Republicans and Democrats that can increase economic opportunity and bring peace of mind to our middle class. Instead of using 2015 to focus on issues that divide us, I hope the President will reverse course and usher in a new era of genuine bipartisanship. A good start would be working with Congress to build the Keystone Pipeline, restore the 40 hour work week and end the Affordable Care Act's harmful tax on medical device innovation. From there, I am hopeful we can build momentum to tackle vital priorities such as cyber-security and comprehensive tax reform. Let's take advantage of the common ground that clearly exists on these issues and pursue real solutions for a healthy economy."