Congressman Bright's Statement on the President's State of the Union Address:
"I'm pleased that the President cited the need for fiscal responsibility in his State of the Union. That is an issue too often forgotten by too many in Washington. His proposal for a three-year discretionary spending freeze is a good start, but as I said yesterday, we must go further. Additionally, I was glad to see the President support investment in small businesses as a means to create jobs and get the economy back on track.
"Reining in government spending and creating jobs are the two issues about which all Members of Congress must get serious. Focusing our attention on anything else other than national security is merely seen as a distraction to many Americans.