Alexandria, Va.–Kathy Brugger, president of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address:
The President alluded directly and indirectly to implementing projects in his ‘year of action’ by executive orders nine times during his State of the Union address last night. He plans to circumvent Congress by executive order when it comes to handling the permitting process for infrastructure progress, propelling the natural gas industry, reforming training programs, implementing nation-wide pre-K, raising the minimum wage for federal contractors, creatin
g a new system for retirement savings, and action on gun control measures. As Republicans we believe that if the changes above are going to be made, they need to be made with proper debate and passage in Congress–not by executive power alone.
The President’s speech tonight serves as a reminder to Republican activists that this year’s midterm elections are vitally important and that we need to work hard to make Republican gains in Congress.”