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Sen. Capito responds to State of the Union Address

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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) this evening released the following video in response to President Obama's 2015 State of the Union Address.

The State of the Union is always an exciting evening here on Capitol Hill. It's exciting to kick off the year where we're hopefully going to heed the lessons of the 2014 election. We're going to work together and strike a new tone in Washington of cooperation. And I was very hopeful that the President would reach that hand of cooperation out to Congress. Unfortunately he didn't. He still was proposing some of the divisive policies that you always see in a campaign, and I think the way to get confidence back in this country and certainly in West Virginia, is to get West Virginians back to work.

Whether it's an energy bill like the Keystone pipeline that we're working on in a bipartisan way in the Senate right now. Whether its coal policies to get our coal miners back to work. Whether it's an infrastructure bill where we're building roads and bridges and building toward the next century in terms of our highway and transportation system. There's lots of things we can do together. A tax reform bill where we can work together across the aisle to figure out tax policies that are fair that will get small businesses creating jobs and get people working again.

Those are the kinds of things where we have common ground. We could work together. We could have a new tone here in Washington. We could seek solutions to the deep problems without the divisiveness and the gridlock that we've seen in the past.

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