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Long statement on 2016 State of the Union address

Washington, DC, January 12, 2016

Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s final State of the Union address:

“The best part of tonight’s State of the Union was when the President was entering the chamber and I reminded him of the devastating floods we’ve had in Missouri. When I asked for his help, he said that he was just talking with Senator Blunt about that. When Senator Blunt walked up shortly thereafter, I verified the President and the Senator had indeed spoken about the floods.

“Other than speaking to the president and asking for his help, the speech was not inspiring from where I sat. Instead of delivering an actual account of the state of the union, we were treated to a campaign speech. The president said he didn’t like partisan politics while delivering a very partisan speech. Not mentioning ISIS until late, and never mentioning the 10 sailors that were taken captive by Iran today was shocking.”