Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th District of New York

Rep. Jeffries Statement on President Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address

Feb 2, 2015
Press Release

"In the face of unprecedented GOP obstruction, President Obama has led a successful rescue of the American economy. The President took office at the outset of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Today, our country is experiencing a sustained period of economic growth and job creation, the unemployment rate has drastically declined and the stock market is way up.

President Obama has advanced a bold set of proposals to strengthen the middle class and empower those who aspire to be part of it. It’s time for Congressional Republicans to get on board so we can keep this country’s economic locomotive moving forward.”