Levin statement on president's State of the Union address

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

WASHINGTON – Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., made the following statement today following President Obama’s State of the Union address:

“The president tonight made an uplifiting call for action to support American families by promoting job growth and raising wages. He spoke eloquently of the need for Congress to act quickly to increase the minimum wage. The president was surely right to call for urgent action to restore emergency unemployment benefits; it is shocking that we have not yet restored this lifeline for more than 1.5 million Americans. And he is right that the growing income chasm between the wealthiest Americans and working families is a problem that requires urgent attention. The president is right to act on these problems where he can, and to call on Congress to act where legislation is required. He is fulfilling his obligations, and now we must fulfill ours.”