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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Quigley Statement on State of the Union Address

Feb 13, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) released the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union address:

“The President has a 21st century vision for America that promotes economic prosperity and protects our citizens with sensible policies that a majority of Americans support.

We can create jobs and increase our competitiveness by using American innovation and entrepreneurship to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, invest in clean energy, and create a high-skilled immigration system that attracts and retains foreign talent.

We can provide long-term economic security with a big, balanced and bipartisan budget plan that addresses deficit reduction and entitlement reforms while protecting seniors and the middle class.

And we can protect our children with commonsense gun law reforms that keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of dangerous people.”

Guided by principles of the Simpson-Bowles budget alternative, Rep. Quigley has led a push for a “3B Budget Plan” that is bipartisan, achieves big deficit reduction, and balances spending cuts with tax reform. He is the author of Reinventing Government: The Federal Budget, a report which offers 60 recommendations to save $2 trillion over the next 10 years. Rep. Quigley also has a long history of pushing for commonsense gun control reforms and has called on Congress to stand up to the gun lobby in order to address the growing problem of gun violence in America

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