Whip Hoyer Discusses President Obama's State of the Union Address on CNBC

“I think this speech was a call to compete, a call to grow jobs here in America. [House Democrats] have an agenda Make It In America. He talked about manufacturing in America. It's the same deal. We've lost nine million manufacturing jobs, that has shrunk the middle class, its undermined people's opportunities. The President is saying, look, we've got to do better. We've got to bring them home, we've got to have the jobs created here. We've got to expand our own economy and double and triple exports, as he pointed out… I think it was a call to compete, a call to focus on American jobs, and to focus on government policies, dealing with taxation and regulation. That would create an environment that would empower the manufacturing sector and the business sector to expand.”