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Gillibrand, Schumer, Cuomo praise president for his 2014 agenda

WASHINGTON – New York’s two senators, and governor, all Democrats, liked what they heard from President Obama in his State of the Union address Tuesday night.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement following the address:

“Everywhere I travel across New York the issue that middle class families are still most worried about is the economy,” Gillibrand said. “They are finding it harder and harder to get by and they want action from Congress. The time to act is now. This evening President Obama presented a compelling plan of how to achieve real opportunity for all hard working Americans. There is no doubt, the state of our union will grow stronger when every middle class American has a fair shot to earn their way ahead in our economy, and the next generation is equipped with the skills they need to reach their full economic potential.”

New York’s other Senator, Charles Schumer, said in a Tweet: “Helping the middle class will supersede every other issue in Nov; the President’s speech shows that he gets it”

Also voicing praise for the president was Governor Andrew Cuomo.

“In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama laid out a bold vision for the future of our nation,” Cuomo said. “His agenda is a promising blueprint for economic development, with a focus that mirrors our approach in New York to bring jobs and businesses back from overseas and create new opportunities for the middle class to grow. I was proud to hear President Obama express his support for states prioritizing early education and I look forward to making New York the 4th state in the nation to offer quality full day pre-K for every child statewide.”