Washington, DC - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement in reaction to the President's 2015 State of the Union Address:
"Too many Colorado families still lack economic security despite the recent momentum in our recovery. There are bipartisan steps we can take to strengthen our economy and make the American dream more achievable. There is consensus in both parties that our roads, bridges, dams, and overall infrastructure need to be repaired and upgraded. We should get to work on that. We also need to work on making government more effective and efficient for Coloradans with ideas such as simplifying the FAFSA form.
"It's time for Democrats and Republicans to move past the gridlock and move forward on common sense ideas that can help us create more opportunity for Coloradans."
"The President highlight Colorado and the innovative work taking place in our state. The Orion program, with technology developed and built by Coloradans, will allow us to lead the world into the next frontier.
"Two Coloradans were invited as guests of the President. We're excited about the kind of progress made by Colorado small business owners like Carolyn Reed who has grown Silver Mine Subs through hard work and ingenuity and Bill Elder, Jr. who the President brought to Washington to bring attention to precision medicine."
# # #