January 21, 2015
Representative Pete Aguilar Statement on State of the Union Address
In response to President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address, Representative Pete Aguilar released the following statement:
“While I agree with President Obama that we have made progress getting the nation’s economy back on track, the Inland Empire still has a long road toward economic recovery. As San Bernardino County families continue struggling to make ends meet, we need policies that create jobs, strengthen the region’s economy, and make sure families can keep more of their hard-earned money.
“That’s why I applaud President Obama’s proposals to make the economy fairer for middle class families by raising the federal minimum wage and making the tax code more fair for middle class and low-income families – proposals that will put more money in the pockets of hard-working Inland Empire residents.
“For too many families, the cost of pursuing higher education is a major obstacle to achieving the American Dream. That’s why I strongly support the President’s proposal to offer two years of free community college. This proposal will enable thousands of local students to achieve their dreams and increase the educational attainment of our region. I look forward to working to make this initiative a reality.”
Representative Aguilar was joined by Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson for the State of the Union address.