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Kirk statement in response to the State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) issued the following statement this evening in response to the State of the Union Address:

“Congress should put aside pointless partisan political bickering and tackle the toughest challenge our country faces, which is overspending by our federal government. The best way to do this is to embrace the Simpson-Bowles bipartisan commission report, which would cut federal spending by over $4 trillion. That single action is the best way to restore confidence in the American economy.

“I invited the Mayor of Washington, Illinois, Gary Manier to attend the State of the Union to highlight a highly flawed formula in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Hundreds of families were devastated last November when a series of deadly tornadoes ripped through Illinois. Those families were then denied public assistance from FEMA. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and I introduced legislation to level the playing field for future federal disaster declarations. Illinois deserves equal treatment from FEMA.”

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