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Congressman Andy Harris

Representing the First District of Maryland

Congressman Andy Harris Responds to the State of the Union Address

February 12, 2013
Press Release

Washington, DC - Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech:

“Like so many of President Obama’s other lofty speeches, his words do not match his actions.  Four straight trillion dollar deficits under the President’s watch clearly show we have a spending problem.  Unfortunately, instead of focusing on getting Americans working again and reducing our deficit, President Obama focused on issues like gun control and climate change. 

“House Republicans have recognized the urgent need to tackle the economic challenges we face. America’s spending is out of control. During the President’s speech tonight, America spent $450 million dollars, much of which was borrowed from places like China. This has to end. We have a moral obligation to our children and grandchildren to make sure the future we pass on to them is as free and prosperous as the one our parents passed on to us.”




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