Titus Statement on President Obama's State of the Union Address

Feb 12, 2013
Press Release

February 12, 2013

Washington, D.C. - Following President Obama’s State of the Union address, Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District issued the following statement: 

“Tonight, I was encouraged to hear the President outline his framework for long-term economic growth with policies that expand opportunities for average Americans, strengthen the middle class, and invest in our nation’s future. As the President emphasized, we need to invest in education and ensure a fair opportunity for all Americans to succeed. 
 
“President Obama understands that investing in education not only makes our nation more competitive in the global economy, but provides Americans the skills they need to get good paying jobs here at home. 
 
“I was pleased to hear the President talk about the importance of renewable energy production. Not only does investment in renewable energy sources address the realities of climate change, but it also reduces our dependence on foreign oil, creates quality jobs, and cuts energy costs for American families. 
 
“But our economy can never be as strong and vital as we want if we don’t fix our broken immigration system first. Tonight, the President reaffirmed his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform, and hosted Alan Aleman, a Las Vegas DREAMer, as one of his honored guests. Alan represents the millions of undocumented immigrants who have grown up in this country, but are deprived of many of the opportunities afforded to American citizens. He truly embodies the Las Vegas spirit, and the whole city is very proud of his accomplishments.
 
“Tonight, the President made it clear that Congress must look to the American people for inspiration on what to do and how to behave. That’s the message I took away from tonight’s address, and hopefully, my colleagues did as well.”