Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman released the following response on the State of the Union Address:
“Tonight, President Barack Obama laid out a solid plan that reaffirmed his commitment to strengthening our economy, standing up for hardworking Americans, and securing our common future.
“As a nation of immigrants, we will build upon our celebrated diversity and make sure that every person who works hard and plays by the rules has the opportunity to succeed and be part of the American fabric.
“Even as the President and the Congressional Democrats continue fighting for progress and change in Washington, the Republicans in Congress have blocked these efforts time and again, using the lives of the most vulnerable as political bargaining chips. One thing is clear: the only consistent contribution from the Republicans is holding America hostage with petty politics.
“America deserves better. It’s time for the Congressional Republicans to stop playing politics at the expense of everyday Americans and start working with the President and their Democratic colleagues to move America forward. It’s time for us to work together to build a stronger America.
“In this year of action, the Los Angeles County Democratic Party will continue to fight alongside President Obama to restore prosperity and stability to our communities.”